Comics A.M. | Georgia man reports theft of 30,000 comics

Crime | A man in Augusta, Georgia, told police someone stole his collection of nearly 30,000 comics from a storage building at his friend's home sometime between Nov. 13 and Dec. 30. Although the 85 boxes allegedly included signed issues, police valued the comics at just $1 each. [The Augusta Chronicle]

Publishing | ICv2 concludes its three-part interview with Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley with questions about variant covers, Marvel NOW!, and staying in New York City. [ICv2]

Publishing | Heidi MacDonald profiles new graphic novel publisher Magnetic Press, which is spearheaded by former Archaia and BOOM! Studios executives Mike Kennedy and Wes Harris. Magnetic will launch in April with a varied line that will focus strongly, but not exclusively, on translations of French comics. [Publishers Weekly]

Crime | It appears a convicted sex offender has been a guest of, and DJ at, several anime conventions over the past few years. A fellow guest at Aki Con alleged he drugged and raped her in a hotel room during the con; he was arrested and later released without bail. ANN got a statement from convention organizers (who say they don't conduct criminal background checks on their guests) and investigated his connection with several other anime cons. [Anime News Network]

Creators | Tom Spurgeon continues his holiday series with a lengthy interview with Gilbert Hernandez. [The Comics Reporter]

Libraries | Spurgeon also interviews writer Lucy Shelton Caswell, founder and former curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. [The Comics Reporter]

Creators | Artist Ramón Pérez explains how he adapted Jim Henson's unproduced movie script into the graphic novel A Tale of Sand. [Tough Pigs]

Creators | Greg Pak talks about his work on Action Comics. [13th Dimension]

Creators | In a video recorded at the American Library Association conference in June, Eva Volin interviews The Mighty Skullboy Army creator Jacob Chabot. [Good Comics for Kids]

Creators | Emily Carroll is the latest guest on Dan Berry's podcast. [Make It Then Tell Everybody]

Creators | Zainab Akhtar interviews 16-year-old artist Anatola Howard, who has been posting her work on DeviantArt since she was 10 years old and has already had a couple of comics published. [The Comics Journal]

Comics | Steve Morris talks to the editors of the Newcastle Science Comic, an anthology of educational comics about science by up-and-coming British creators. [The Beat]

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