Comics A.M. | 'The Dandy' artist Charles Grigg passes away

Passings | Lew Stringer reports that British artist Charles Grigg died Wednesday at age 97. Grigg is probably best known for drawing Korky the Cat, whose adventures graced the cover of the weekly comic The Dandy for decades, and he drew a number of other strips for The Dandy and The Topper as well. After he retired he had a second career drawing naughty postcards. [Blimey!]

Retailing | The direct-market trade organization ComicsPRO has announced its annual membership meeting will be held Feb. 26-March 1 in Atlanta. [ICv2.com]

Creators | Art Spiegelman talked to students at Lakeland College recently and then sat down to answer some questions about his love of comics, how his depression affected his work, and whether he has any regrets about the way he portrayed his father in Maus. [The Lakeland Mirror]

Creators | The Washington Post's Michael Cavna talks to Ed Piskor, whose Hip Hop Family Tree Cavna has dubbed one of the best graphic novels of 2013. [Comic Riffs]

Creators | R.C. Harvey profiles Marty Links, the creator of the mid-20th century teen cartoon  Emmy Lou (which debuted as Bobby Sox). [The Comics Journal]

Creators | Tim Gibson talks about his digital comic Moth City. [13th Dimension]

Creators | Richard Short, the creator of Klaus Comics, describes himself as "probably Hartlepool’s second most popular 
cartoonist," the first being Reg Smythe, creator of Andy Capp, and he cites a mixed bag of influences, including Peanuts and manga, on his work. [Hartlepool Mail]

Creators | Faith Erin Hicks offers gift recommendations from among the books she read this year. [This Nonsense]

Editorial cartoons | Shannon Clarke writes a remembrance of the late editorial cartoonist Roy Peterson, who closed out a long career at the Vancouver Sun with a cartoon about his own termination—which was killed by the editor. [News from the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists]

Political cartoons | The Chinese cartoonist Badiucao answers ten questions about his life and work. [China Digital Times]

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