Comics A.M. | Final <i>Dandy</i> print edition features Paul McCartney

Publishing | The final print edition of the 75-year-old children's comic The Dandy arrives Tuesday, featuring a cameo by none other than Paul McCartney. When it was announced the publication would move online, McCartney wrote the editors explaining it was his lifelong dream to appear in the comic; tomorrow he'll be seen along with Desperate Dan. [Daily Mail, Daily Mail]

Passings | Jeff Millar, the co-creator, with Bill Hinds, of the comic strip Tank McNamara, has died at the age of 70. [Houston Chronicle]

Crime | Prosecutors allege that a 45-year-old Chicago man stabbed his cousin to death with a pair of scissors during a drunken argument over a broken Marvel Comics collector glass. Erik Jensen, who's charged with first-degree murder, reportedly stated that 43-year-old Raymond Ogara was drinking from his Marvel glass when he dropped and shattered it. The ensuing verbal argument turned physical; when police arrived, they found Ogara dead in a pool of blood with a pair of scissors next to his body. [Chicago Tribune]

Creators | Having interviewed each of them separately, Rick Kleffel then interviews Charles Burns and Chris Ware together for his podcast show. [The Agony Column]

Creators | Meanwhile, Gabriel Winslow-Yost takes a long look at Ware and all his works, not just Building Stories but everything that led up to it. [New York Review of Books]

Legal | Jeff Trexler speculates on whether Alan Moore could reclaim his copyright to Watchmen. [The Beat]

Gift guides | The Boston Globe posts its list of graphic novels that would make good gifts. [The Boston Globe]

Gift guides | And another one. Spoiler alert: Building Stories is going to be under a lot of trees this year, if people take these gift guides to heart. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Retailing | Here's a comics-shop story with a twist: David Yaccarino, the owner of DJ's Sports Collectibles and Comics in North Haven, Connecticut, is a member of the state legislature. [New Haven Register]

Comics | A British doctor wanted to get the word out to other medical personnel about a drug that could save lives in trauma situations, so he hired artist Emma Vieceli to draw a comic about it. [WBUR]

Digital comics | Daniel Govar answers ten questions about digital comics and how they will interact with print. [3 Million Years]

Conventions | Ben Raines files a con report on last weekend's New Orleans Comic Con, which featured a guest appearance by Stan Lee. [AL.com]

Manga | The four-woman manga collective CLAMP, which has been on hiatus since September, just announced a new project, a followup to their 19-volume xxxHOLiC manga. [Anime News Network]

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