Publishing | As Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s 100 Bullets comes to an end this week, William Gatevackes considers the legacy the crime epic leaves at Vertigo: “Its success changed the face of Vertigo forever. It proved that genres other than reinventions, horror and esotery could find a home at the imprint. Without 100 Bullets, we wouldn’t have The Losers. We wouldn’t have DMZ. We wouldn’t have Scalped.” [Broken Frontier]
Publishing | Francoise Mouly discusses TOON Books, the line of children’s comics she launched last year with husband Art Spiegleman. That’s comics, not graphic novels: “I think it’s confusing to call them ‘kids’ graphic novels.’ They’re great books, but not novels. They are comics and that is starting to be OK.” [Post-Gazette]
Publishing | Publisher Kurt Hassler confirms that Yen Press has “rescued” Jun Mochizuki’s Pandora Hearts from licensing limbo. The license had been held by Broccoli Books USA, which closed last year. [Yen Press]
Creators | Nikki Cook talks about her comic work, including collaborating with Brian Wood on DMZ #41. [BUST Magazine]
Creators | The McGill University student newspaper spotlights alumnus Eric San, the DJ/cartoonist better known as Kid Koala. He’ll release his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall and accompanying CD Space Cadet this summer. [The McGill Daily]
Creators | Robotika creator Alex Sheikman discusses the genesis of his “steampunk sushi Western,” which returns with a second miniseries in June from Archaia Studios Press. [Broken Frontier]
Creators | Robert Venditti, writer of The Surrogates, chats about the Top Shelf Productions series, the prequel and the movie adaptation. [UGO.com]
Creators | Brian Heater continues his interview with Molly Crabapple. [The Daily Cross Hatch]
Comics | Philadelphia Daily News columnist Dan Gross notices a familiar local watering hole in Punisher: Frank Castle MAX #69, written by local crime author Duane Swierczynski. Only in the Marvel Universe the bar has a different name. [Philadelphia Daily News]
Education | Top Shelf Publisher Brett Warnock visits The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. [Hey, Bartender!]
Education | In an attempt to address the gender gap in testing scores, an Ottawa school has split boys and girls into separate classrooms. The seventh-grade boys read Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, while the girls get … The Midwife’s Apprentice. [Canada.com]
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