NYCC | Blogger Deb Aoki rounds up the biggest manga news, and best quotes, from New York Comic Con. [About.com]
NYCC | “Pop Candy” blogger Whitney Matheson also has a roundup, of mostly movie- and TV-related tidbits. [USA Today]
Conventions | Paul Gravett reports briefly from Angoulême. [The Guardian]
Creators | Best wishes for a speedy recover to former DC Comics editor K.C. Carlson. [Comics Worth Reading]
Pop culture | The Chicago Tribune compares White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel to ROM: Spaceknight — in a three-quarter-page feature. [Phoning It In]
Blogosphere | Blogger Kirk Warren gets fancy with his best-of-2008 overview by transforming it into a 26-page downloadable magazine. [The Weekly Crisis]
Hollywood calling | Nigel Andrews considers the movie industry’s comics fixation: “… I wonder if the cinema’s obsession with comic books (apart from their earning power at the box office) does not come from some yearning to un-invent the wheel. Guilty about the perceptual fraud practised on the viewer, the filmmaker longs to revert to the chaste integrity of still frames in sequence.” [Financial Times]
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