Crime | Artist Josh C. Lyman reports that thieves broke into his car sometime on Monday or Tuesday and stole about 40 pieces of original art (some of it commissioned), 1,200 prints, plus convention setup materials, art supplies and clothes. “I’m more devastated in the fact my originals are all gone … some of my better non-commissioned work of the last 3 years … along with all of my tools I have earned and acquired during the aforementioned periods. Tshirts and the like I can slowly replace … but it’s the matter of having all this potential art for shows gone; along with all the posters I had left,” he writes. Lyman contacted police and has notified local comic shops to keep an eye out for the missing work, and he has posted images of the stolen art. [Facebook, via Bleeding Cool]
Censorship | Rachael Jolley takes a long and wide view of the pressures that political cartoonists are subject to, looking at several recent attempts to suppress editorial cartoonists as well as the history of tensions between creators of political cartoons and those they portray; the article also includes comments from Neil Gaiman on the topic of censorship. [The New Statesman]
Comics | Craig Yoe makes sure the legacy of pulp comics will live on long after the paper crumbles to dust, by restoring old comics (with the help of his wife Clizia Gussoni) and collecting them into big, beautiful volumes with titles like Weird Love and Ditko’s Shorts. [USA Today]
Creators | Kieron Gillen discusses The Wicked + and The Divine, his latest collaboration with Jamie McKelvie. “There’s a big fight around issue 30,” he teases, just as the sixth issue goes on sale, “and it’s very much explicitly planned to be my attempt to be the greatest fight scene of all time.” [Vox]
Creators | Brian K. Vaughan talks about his hit series Saga in a podcast interview. [The Verge]
Creators | Kate Beaton talks to her hometown newspaper about creating the Google Doodle that appeared Thursday in Canada. [The Chronicle Herald]
Creators | Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca, creators of the Image Comics series Shutter, talk about how they got started, how they create the world of the book, and how they work together and with the others on the creative team. [Hero Complex]
Best of the year | Vulture’s list of the best comics series of the past year comes with a point of view: “the Year Feminism Conquered Comics Culture.” [Vulture]
Best of the year | The Good Comics for Kids bloggers pick the top 10 graphic novels for young readers. [School Library Journal]
Retailing | Stephen Jackson interviews Frank McGinn, owner of San Francisco’s Amazing Fantasy comic shop, who has worked in the store since the 1980s and bought the business in 2000. Named after the comic that introduced Spider-Man, the store has been around longer than most other businesses and is one of the few in the area that still takes orders for back issues, McGinn said. [Hoodline]
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