Comics A.M. | Cartoonist Roy Doty passes away

Passings | Cartoonist and illustrator Roy Doty, best known for his long-running Wordless Workshop cartoon, has died at age 92. Wordless Workshop, which ran in Family Handyman and other similar publications, featured a pipe-smoking handyman who, when faced with a domestic problem of some sort, would immediately visualize something he could build, including a simple set of plans. Doty also illustrated over 100 children's books, including several by Judy Blume, and drew a syndicated Laugh-In comic based on the television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. He had a short-lived show of his own on the Dumont Network in 1953, in which he told stories and drew cartoons. He won 10 awards from the National Cartoonists Society, including their Gold Key Hall of Fame Award, and continued to be an active cartoonist until last year. [Mike Lynch Cartoons]

Comics | Danielle Henderson compares the sales figures and finds that Marvel's new, female Thor is selling more comics than her male predecessor, at least in recent years. [Fusion]

Creators | Dean Haspiel, who draws the modern incarnation of Irwin Hasen's The Fox, shares some memories of the late cartoonist. [Comic Riffs]

Creators | Indian cartoonist Paul Fernandes has created a lovely series of nostalgic cartoons about his hometown of Bangalore in the "good old days," from the 1950s to the 1970s, including watercolors of local hangouts, outdoor haircuts and bicycle thieves. [BBC News]

Creators | Émilie Gleason, creator of Salz & Pfeffer, and Gina Wynbrandt, creator of the minicomic Big Pussy, talk to each other about music, Sailor Moon, and dreams. [The Comics Journal]

Creators | Kevin Lintz and Shannon Thomas appear this weekend at the Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco to show off their kid-friendly comic Team S.L.U.G. The pair, who have known each other since they were teens, came up with the idea while they were working in a Pepsico lab; the comic is an action story featuring slugs battling hedgehogs. [Waco Tribune-Herald]

Creators | George Gene Gustines looks at some online resources for aspiring creators, from actual courses to working artists who share their work and comment on it. [The New York Times]

Comics | Rich Barrett puts together a list of 10 great comics for young readers. [Mental Floss]

Publishing | Gina Gagliano of First Second has some advice for would-be graphic novelists who want to get the attention of publishers. [The Booklist Reader]

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