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Comics A.M. | Charges filed against ‘Hi Score Girl’ creator, others

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Comics A.M. | Charges filed against ‘Hi Score Girl’ creator, others

Legal | The saga of Hi Score Girl continues this week, with the Osaka Prefectural Police charging creator Rensuke Oshihiri and 15 employees of publisher Square Enix with copyright infringement. Game publisher SNK Playmore originally filed criminal charges against Square Enix over the summer, claiming that Hi Score Girl, a comedy about gamers, used its characters without permission. Square Enix has recalled the published volumes of the series and halted serialization in its Monthly Big Gangan magazine. [Anime News Network]

Passings | Political cartoonist and collector Art Wood, a founding member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, died Nov. 4 at age 87. He donated more than 40,000 pieces of original cartoon art to the Library of Congress for its bicentennial, and the library published a book, Cartoon America, based on the collection. [The Daily Cartoonist]

Creators | Adi Granov is the subject of a longish profile that focuses on his childhood in Bosnia and his work on Marvel’s Iron Man: Extremis. [The City Talking]

Creators | Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca talk about their Image comic Shutter. [Comics Alliance]

Creators | Michael Keller, co-creator of the online graphic novel Terms of Service, discusses the visuals he and collaborator Josh Neufeld used to depict not only big data but also the ubiquity of technology in everyday life.  [Fast Company]

Creators | Seth seems to have been in the news quite a bit lately; here’s an interview with him that ties into an exhibit of his paintings in his home town of Guelph, Ontario. [Globe and Mail]

Political cartoons | Flemming Rose, the Danish editor who originally commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that caused so much controversy almost 10 years ago, talks about self-censorship, why the cartoons are important, and what he would do differently if he could do it all again. [Comic Riffs]

Graphic novels | Paul DiFilippo spotlights a handful of graphic novels by women. [Barnes and Noble Blog]

Reviews | It’s difficult not to make a “bathroom reading” joke about this, but it looks pretty cool: Lloyd Alter reviews Deborah Schneiderman and Bishakh Som’s The Prefab Bathroom: An Architectural History. [Treehugger]

Exhibits | An exhibit at the Q2 gallery in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles celebrates the 30th anniversary of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, and there’s plenty of enthusiasm for his Dr. Slump as well. [LA Weekly]

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