Comics A.M. | Singapore cartoonist arrested; crowdfunding scam

Legal | Singapore cartoonist Leslie Chew was arrested last week on charges of sedition, held over the weekend, and released on S$10,000 bail. His cellphone and computer were also confiscated. The charges stem from two cartoons on Chew's Demon-cratic Singapore Facebook page. [Yahoo! News Singapore]

Crowdfunding | Chris Sims tells the truly bizarre tale of a crowdfunding scam: Someone copied Ken Lowery and Robert Wilson IV's Kickstarter campaign for Like a Virus, including the video, and made it into an IndieGoGo campaign, presumably planning to pocket the money and run. [Comics Alliance]

Publishing | ICv2 has the full text of Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson's address to the Diamond Retailer Summit on the eve of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. Stephenson talks about the moment that changed his life: Finding Jack Kirby's Captain Victory comics in his first-ever comics shop in a mall in Florence, Alabama, then ties it in to the larger currents in the comics retail world. Great read. [ICv2]

Retailing | David DeMarco, co-owner of Legend Comics & Coffee in Omaha, Nebraska, has vowed to get a My Little Pony tattoo if his store's fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation breaks $25,000. He's also raffling off a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #1. [Omaha World-Herald]

Publishing | Dark Horse will produce the next set of comics based on the Halo game franchise, taking over from Marvel, which has been doing them up to now. [Wired]

Creators | Elaine Lee and Michael William Kaluta discuss the Kickstarter campaign to fund their comic Starstruck. [The Morton Report]

Creators | Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije is one of the many creators debuting a comic at C2E2; in this case, it's The Protectors, the story of a super-powered group of athletes who must defend the Earth. It's set in Chicago, and Idonije has hired Ron Marz to write it and Bart Sears to handle the art. [RedEye Chicago]

Digital comics | Sainul K. Abudheen takes a look at Graphic India, a Mumbai-based offshoot of Liquid Comics that plans to bring its own superheroes to Indian youth via mobile apps that work on a freemium basis. [techcircle.in]

Editorial cartoons | Tongues started wagging when Daryl Cagle sent out the same cartoon two days in a row, with captions that were the exact opposite of one another. But as is so often the case, when he was asked why, he had a good explanation. [The Daily Cartoonist]

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