Sales charts | Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen leaps 22 places to No. 19 on USA Today’s Top 150 bestsellers list, putting the collection within easy reach of its peak position at No. 13.
Although Viz Media made a big show last week when four volumes of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto debuted on the chart, the books already are losing steam: Vol. 37 slips 12 spots to No. 64; Vol. 36 falls 17 to No. 70; Vol. 35 tumbles 34 to No. 89; and Vol. 34 drops 35 to No. 92. [USA Today]
Publishing | There’s something a bit odd about actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays The Comedian in the Watchmen movie, appearing in one of those American Library Association “Read” posters. I like how it mimics the design of the Watchmen covers, though. [ICv2]
Creators | Warren Ellis reacts to the inclusion of Planetary #1 and Transmetropolitan #1 in DC’s “After Watchmen, What Next?” promotion: “I am the bag of sweets that DC, wrapped in a filthy mac, will be holding in their hand as the kids leave the cinema.” [Warren Ellis]
Publishing | Mark Waid discusses the job of a comic book editor: “I think the toughest, most stressful part of the editor’s job is that serving the material and serving the creators don’t always go hand-in-hand.” [Kung Fu Monkey]
Art and design | Matt Kindt posts a video of himself painting a page from Giant Man. [Matt Kindt]
Craft | Larry Cruz explains how to create well-rounded characters. [The Webcomic Overlook]
Publishing | Taking a cue from movie studios, writer A. David Lewis offers Some New Kind of Slaughter #1 and #2 for free online “for your consideration” for a Harvey Awards nomination. Smart. [Caption Box]
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