Broadway | Reeve Carney, who plays Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, has extended his contract with the musical through May. Carney’s original contract was set to expire in November. “I can’t imagine a more wonderful, harder-working company than my mates on Broadway, and I look forward to being with them until shooting begins, and again as soon as we’ve wrapped,” he said. [Wall Street Journal]
Creators | The works of cartoonists Frode Överli, Lise Myhre, Christopher Nielsen and Jason are being featured on postage stamps in Norway, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first comic book to be published in the country, The Katzenjammer Kids. [cats without dogs]
Creators | Firebreather creator and former Wonder Woman writer Phil Hester is profiled in conjunction with a visit to Limited Edition Comics and Collectibles in Cedar Falls, Iowa. [WCF Courier.com]
Creators | The Vampire Diaries writer Andrew Chambliss discusses his work on the new Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine comic, where he’s enjoying writing the character Spike: “So far, Spike lands at the top of my list of favorite characters to write. I think that’s for several reasons. One, he’s British and it’s just plain old fun to write with those cadences and syntax. Two, he’s a bad boy, which I am decidedly not, so it’s fun to step out of my persona and into his. And three, he and Buffy have been through so much together that there’s so much rich emotional history to draw from when I’m sitting down to write a Spike scene. I was a big fan of Buffy and Spike’s journey together in the later seasons of Buffy so it’s fun to be able to call back to some of those storylines.” [Hero Complex]
Creators | Robot 6 contributor Sean T. Collins interviews up-and-coming comics artist L. Nichols. [The Comics Journal]
Comics | io9 recounts how “Star Wars saved the comic book industry” back in the 1970s. [io9]
Manga | Kristy Valenti has eight reasons why you should read — or re-read — Moyoco Anno’s manga Flowers and Bees, a subversive take on the beauty industry featuring a teenage boy’s quest for bodily perfection. [comiXology]
Comics | Shaenon Garrity, who loves to rehabilitate forgotten comics, lists her five favorite Vertigo comics that you probably don’t even know exist. [comiXology]
Digital | Alex Zalben argues that same-day digital comics “must be released at 12:01 a.m. ET online.” Which would mean digital comics would come out in most of the United States on Tuesdays. [MTV Geek]
Design | Daniel BT describes panel and layout glitches that drive him crazy, such as a line that interrupts a panel and looks like a border — even though it’s not. [Sunday Comics Debt]
Exhibits | Michael Cavna looks at some of the artwork on display at the Library of Congress exhibit Timely and Timeless, which features artwork from comic strips, magazines, graphic novels and more. [Comic Riffs]
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