Comics A.M. | Moulinsart launches Tintin app; Jesse Santos dies

Digital comics | Moulinsart, the company that holds the rights to Herge's works, has released the complete Tintin comics in digital form. The iOS app is free, and it looks like the comics are $5.99 each, which is pretty reasonable. The catch is that they are all in the original French; it doesn't appear as if translations are available yet. [Idboox]

Passings | Filipino komiks creator Jesse Santos died April 27 at the age of 83. Santos began his career in 1946 as an artist for the first serialized comic in the Philippines, Halakhak, and moved to the U.S. in the 1960s. He drew the sword-and-sorcery character Dragar the Invincible and took over from Dan Spiegle as artist for The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor. [Komikero Dot Com]

Manga | Sports Illustrated's culture blog republishes an article by Ben Sin that traces the popularity of the NBA in Japan back to Takehiko Inoue's smash-hit manga Slam Dunk. Unfortunately, it uses watermarked pages from a bootleg site to illustrate its points. [Extra Mustard]

Creators | Rob McMonigal talks to Jamal Igle about his all ages comic, Molly Danger, which was funded by a successful Kickstarter and made its first appearance in a Free Comic Book Day event. [Panel Patter]

Creators | Mark Frauenfelder interviews Duane Swierczynski for his latest Gweek podcast. [BoingBoing]

Creators | Marguerite Bennet, a former student of Scott Snyder's who is now co-writing Batman Annual #2 with him, briefly discusses the Dark Knight. [DC Women Kicking Ass]

Creators | Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe talks about his new Image Comics series Rat Queens. [MTV Geek]

Creators | Sarah Lightman discusses her autobiographical comic The Book of Sarah, which envisions her life story as a missing book from the Bible. [Paul Gravett]

Creators | More on autobio comics: Zainab Akhtar talks to L Nichols about Flocks. [The Beat]

Retailing | Brothers Ron and Vinnie Savino have sold their Annandale, Virginia, comics store Ron's Collectors World after 21 years. The shop, which will be renamed Collectors World, is expected to have its grand re-opening within the next month under new owners Damon Hudson and Stephen Weber. [Annandale Patch]

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