Neal Adams reflects on career; more on Wertham’s fact-fudging

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Neal Adams reflects on career; more on Wertham’s fact-fudging

Creators | Laura Sneddon talks to Neal Adams about his life in comics, including the time Stan Lee offered him the opportunity to work on any comic Marvel published: “I said, ‘Ohh okay, I see. So what’s your worst-selling title?’ He said, ‘X-Men, we’re gonna cancel it in two issues.’ I said, ‘You know what, I’d like to do X-Men.’ He said, ‘I just told you we’re gonna cancel it in two issues.’ I say, ‘Well fine! You know for two issues I will do X-Men. And that will be fine.’ He said, ‘Well okay. We’ll [write/run] it as long as we can, we’ll make you a deal. You can do X-Men, then we cancel it, then you gotta work on an important book like the Avengers.’” [The New Statesman]

Comics | Dave Itzkoff takes a closer look at the news that Fredric Wertham fudged his research and misrepresented some of the facts in Seduction of the Innocent. [The New York Times]

Digital comics | New readers often find comics, especially those with complicated panels and layouts, off-putting; this fairly new reader describes how using comiXology’s Guided View to read comics panel by panel made it easier — and eventually she took off the training wheels and went back to the full-page view. [A Bittersweet Fountain]

Digital comics | Well, that didn’t take long: Someone has used Twitter’s new video-sharing tool Vine to make a comic, taking fumetti to the next level. [Mashable]

Creators | Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon talk about their latest project, B.P.R.D.: Vampire, the sequel to B.P.R.D.: 1947. [Comics Alliance]

Creators | Writer Ilan Stavans discusses his graphic novel El Illuminado, a mystery story with a strong grounding in Southwestern history. [Graphic Novel Reporter]

Creators | The local paper profiles young comics artist Philip McNulty, who started drawing superheroes when he got his first Spider-Man comic at age 3; he is the illustrator of Blue Sultan, from RZG Comics. []

Comics | Sean Kleefeld talks to Batman expert Will Brooker about the life of a comics scholar; Brooker was the first person to write a PhD thesis about Batman. [MTV Geek]

Conventions | The Leeds, U.K.-based Thought Bubble festival has announced its 2013 dates (it will run in conjunction with the Leeds International Film Festival) and a preliminary slate of guests, which includes Rafael Albuquerque, Becky Cloonan, and Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. [Down the Tubes]