Conventions | With the 20th Small Press Expo kicking off Saturday in Bethesda, Maryland, The Washington Post’s Lori McCue singles out three of the show’s biggest draws: appearances by Jules Feiffer, Lynda Barry and Bob Mankoff. Meanwhile, Michael Cavna spotlights Fear, My Dear, the new release from convention guest Dean Haspiel. [The Washington Post]
Creators | As he prepared to head out to Small Press Expo, Farel Dalrymple paused for an audio interview about his newest book, The Wrenchies, which will debut at the show. [Comics Grinder]
Creators | Writer Tom Taylor teases what we can expect in his new Superior Iron Man series. [Previews World]
Creators | Frazer Irving talks about the challenges of being the artist for Grant Morrison’s Annihilator: “There’s moments of ambiguity, and moments where you read a page description or some dialogue and you think ‘What?!’ And the other reaction, once I’ve gone through that process, is to read it a couple of times and just go through the dialogue so that I can understand who these characters are. I was left with a sense — I was reading it in New York at the time — of nihilism and hedonism — this going to Hell in a handbasket in a fast car kind of thing.” [Hero Complex]
Creators | Mick Gray discusses his work as an inker on Batman and Robin. [13th Dimension]
Creators | Artist Katie Shanahan talks about her comics, which includes contributions to the Flight anthologies and her own Silly Kingdom, her work as a storyboard artist for Cartoon Network and Mattel, and the realities of being a geek girl. [Real Geek Girls]
Creators | Richard Caldwell interviews Tania Del Rio about her manga version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and her most recent project for Archie Comics, Betty: Diary of a Girl Next Door. [Comics Creator News]
Creators | The Idaho Comics Group collects comics by Idaho creators, young and old, into anthologies that also include articles on characters and creators with ties to the state. [The Arbiter]
Creators | Syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz recently spoke to college students in San Antonio, Texas, about his career and how he uses his cartoons to advocate for causes he believes in. [KSAT]
Comics | Adrielle Mitchell looks at some graphic novels about science. [The Hooded Utilitarian]
Conventions | Kit Simpson Browne writes about the 1891 Coming Race Bazaar, which was sort of a proto-Comic Con, in the same way that the Bayeux Tapestry was an early comic.[MoviePilot.com]
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