Publishing | Paul Kaminski, Archie Comics’ executive director of editorial since 2012, has left the publisher to become an associate editor for DC Comics’ Superman Group. Kaminski joined Archie in 2007, editing such titles as Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man and The New Crusaders. [Twitter]
Museums | The reason the Cartoon Art Museum is vacating its current location is familiar to San Franciscans, says curator Andrew Farago: “The price per square foot is going to more than double, and that’s just not viable for us. The landlords are giving us what considerations they can, but ultimately it’s a business decision.” The museum will remain open in its current location, on Mission Street, until June 28; a new venue has not been found yet. [SFGate]
Creators | In a radio interview, Roz Chast talks about the events that led to her graphic novel Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, starting with the sketches she did at her mother’s deathbed. [WESA FM]
Creators | The BBC interviews Sydney Padua, creator of The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, in which computer pioneers Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage become steampunk detectives. The book is out this week; here’s a review. [BBC News]
Creators | Michael Mitchell grew up reading comics from his local drugstore, and his love of the medium was rekindled when he went to a comic con in 2004. He took a correspondence course from the Kubert School and made a zombie comic. A trip to a decommissioned submarine inspired his current comic, Zombie Sub-920, which is about zombies on a submarine, and he has set up his own small press, Mitchell Comics, to publish it. [The Sun Journal]
Creators | Qatari cartoonist Ali Jaber dreams of someday starting his country’s first comics publisher or animation network. [The Peninsula]
Kickstarter | Janelle Asselin talks about how to succeed at Kickstarter, and she should know: Her Fresh Romance anthology is funded at 150 percent of its original goal. [The Beat]
Graphic novels | MIT alum Steve Altes, who was literally a rocket scientist (well, an aerospace engineer) and then a stunt actor and humor writer, is working on a graphic novel inspired by MIT’s legendary pranks. He raised $40,000 on Kickstarter for the book, which will be titled Geeks and Greeks. [MIT Technology Review]
Comics | Just in time for Earth Day, Archie Comics Co-CEO Nancy Silberkleit talks about the Archie story “Getting Drastic with Plastic,” which comes with a teacher’s guide about environmental issues. [CBS New York]
Comics | Retailer Steve Bennett writes about magical girl comics, including Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld, Misfits of Avalon, and … Thor? [ICv2]
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