Awards | Dan Perkins, better known to his readers as Tom Tomorrow, is the winner of this year’s Herblock Prize for excellence in editorial cartooning. Panelist Matt Bors cited his “consistently hilarious takedowns of women-bashers, gun culture and the president’s abuse of executive power.” The finalist was Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman. The award includes cash prizes of $15,000 (after taxes!) for the winner and $5,000 for the finalist. [The Daily Cartoonist]
Publishing | Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson explains how the company develops licensed properties, specifically “expanded universes” that build on the world of a movie or video game: “So we came up with the idea that we could approach these licensed properties as sequels, particularly in the early days when we focused primarily on film. We’d sit down like fanboys and say ‘Okay, that was great, what can we do next?'” [Forbes]
Creators | Art Spiegelman gives a brief interview in advance of his appearance at the Dallas Museum of Art tonight: “Certainly Maus was a watershed moment when it came out and somebody said, ‘God it’s about the holocaust, but it’s mice!’ It baffled everybody, but it put down the marker that comics as a medium is coming in for a landing.” [CultureMap Dallas]
Creators | Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, The Adventures of Superhero Girl) is the guest on the latest Tell Me Something I Don’t Know podcast. [BoingBoing]
Creators | Alan Gardner interviews editorial cartoonist Jimmy Margulies, who has just been laid off after 22 years at the New Jersey newspaper The Record. [The Daily Cartoonist]
Creators | Monica Ray talks about the experience of auditioning for Strip Search, the Top Chef-style reality show produced by the creators of Penny Arcade. [Daily Herald]
Comics | In the wake of this week’s big announcement, Scott Meslow counts down eight ridiculous resurrections in comics, from Bucky Barnes to Spider-Man. [The Week]
Fandom | Vincent Iadevaia is on a quest to acquire every comic cover Jack Kirby ever drew, which will take a while as there are more than 1,500 of them. [Kotaku]
Conventions | John Baker talks to the attendees at last week’s Wizard World Comic Con in Portland, Oregon. [Portland Tribune]
Comics | The “feminist” superhero comic My So-Called Secret Identity reminds Steve Bennett of Claws of the Cat, Marvel’s attempt at a feminist superhero, created by Stan Lee and Marie Severin and also named Cat. The problem: Inker Wally Wood, in Severin’s words, “inked her like she’s wrapped in Saran Wrap.” [ICv2]
Retailing | Rochester’s Comics Etc. has found a new home after being evicted from the Village Gate mall last month. [YNN]
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