Publishing | Deb Aoki rounds up the license-acquisition announcements from last weekend’s New York Anime Festival. If Library War is half as awesome as it sounds — a fearless squad of librarians fight censorship! — I can’t wait to read it. [About.com]
Conventions | Now on to the Small Press Expo, and convention recaps from David Welsh, Alert Nerd and Samuel Rules. Johanna Draper Carlson reports on the Critics’ Roundtable panel, while Sean T. Collins provides the audio. [SPX]
Publishing | Arthur de Wolf comments on the debut this week of Mickey Mouse & Friends under the BOOM! Kids banner, noting that the 10-part “Wizards of Mickey” story was told in weekly installments in Italy. In the United States, it will be published monthly: “When Gladstone and Gemstone printed long Don Rosa stories in their original three parts (meant for the European weeklies), readers complained about the stories being spread out over three months. It’ll be interesting to see if readers will have the patience to follow Mickey’s wizardry adventures for nearly a year before its conclusion.” [Disney Comics Worldwide]
Publishing | Jeremy Atkins, director of public relations for Dark Horse, discusses his work for the publisher. [ReadyMade]
Creators | Eddie Campbell weighs in James Robinson’s response to Alan Moore’s most recent unflattering critique of the state of superhero comics. [The Fate of the Artist]
Creators | Rob Sharp spotlights Ian Rankin and other U.K. novelists who have made the move to comics. [The Independent]
Creators | Writer Van Jensen chats about his SLG Publishing graphic novel Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer: “… I’m expecting people to say, ‘Oh, this is just another vampire book; I can just disregard it because of that.’ That would be annoying. But the book is doing well so far. And part of that owes to the fact that vampires have buzz right now. I don’t think of myself as a pop author. I’m not someone who just cares about making money. But at the same time I want as many people as possible to read what I write. If being about vampires helps me get more readers, that’s good.” [Journal Star]
Comics | An auctioneer in Fenham, Newcastle, uncovered a stash of thousands of comics while clearing out a house. [ChronicleLive]
Comics | Matt Wilson counts down five “genuinely female versions of male superheroes.” [Topless Robot]
Blogosphere | Happy one-year anniversary to the guys at The Cool Kids Table. [The Cool Kids Table]
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