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Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

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Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes

Publishing | Deb Aoki takes a look at the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features color character sketches from Yen Press’ newly announced Twilight: The Graphic Novel, and assurances of the involvement of author Stephenie Meyer. “Stephenie is reviewing every page, every panel,” says Kurt Hassler, publishing director for Yen Press. “People should feel like they are getting a rare glimpse inside her vision of the property.”

Aoki points out that neither “manga” nor “manhwa” is mentioned in the brief article. []

Publishing | Speaking of Kurt Hassler, Christopher Macdonald interviews him about his background in the book industry, founding Yen Press, and the state of the manga market. [Anime News Network]

Publishing | Dynamite Entertainment has acquired the comic-book rights to Stargate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s long-running TV franchise. The publisher plans three series: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. The comic license previously was held by Avatar Press. []

Publishing | Richard Bruton catches news I’ve completely missed: Andi Watson’s Glister has returned, this time from U.K. publisher Walker Books. [Forbidden Planet International]

Publishing | Don MacPherson looks at how the A&E cable network is promoting a new comic written by Nick Simmons, son of Gene Simmons and co-star of the reality show Family Jewels. [Eye on Comics]

Publishing | Why print is better than digital. [Comics Worth Reading]

Conventions | Two articles in the San Diego newspaper look at the origins of Comic-Con, and the convention’s impact on the local economy. [Union-Tribune]

Events | Richard Oh has photos from The Hero Initiative’s “100 Bullets: Last Shot” party, held July 11 at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles. [Convention Scene]

Creators | Bryan Talbot, creator of The Adventures of Luther Arkwright and Alice in Sunderland, has been awarded an honory doctorate of arts from Sunderland University. [Sunderland Echo]

Creators | Seth holds court on assorted “classic” cartoonists and illustrators, from Carl Barks and Lynn Johnston to Bill Waterson and George Perez. [A.V. Club]

Creators | Tom Spurgeon interviews Gary Spencer Millidge, creator of Strangehaven and author of Comic Book Design. [The Comics Reporter]

Comic books | Supergirl’s new shorts get a little more mainstream-media attention. [The Star]

Comic books | I thought this was an interesting piece about the top five (fairly mainstream) comics that “get magic right.” []

Comic books | Ten classic comic-book ads, from sea-monkeys to Grit. []

Webcomics | Owen Good runs down a list of video game-themed webcomics. [Kotaku]

Fandom | Brandon Kachel is tired of seeing manga-influence American comics, autobiographies and … some other stuff. [Examiner]

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