Some brief updates to this week's news. Alaska named a Comics Laureate once so James Kochalka's gig as Vermont's Comic Laureate is the second state to create the post. The Comics Code Authority probably was defunct as of 2009 as a functioning organization since DC and Archie Comics used the label but were no longer submitting their books for content review. Wizard World is no longer publishing either of its former magazines — the comics one and the toy one. Leon is still getting larger though…
- The Drawn! blog features a great quote from Chuck Close, "The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration." Read the whole thing.
- Alan Gardner quotes Steve Niles in a let's try not to be negative post at the Daily Cartoonist.
PLUGITY PLUG PLUG
- BIG BUSHY BEARD TIME!
- Have you checked out The Realist? — it's beautifully drawn, surreally engaging. I really liked the most recent comic.
- I can't decide if the Potty-Bot is the cutest or most disgusting sci-fi robot of all time… The second chapter of Christopher Baldwin's Spacetrawler is starting off strong though!
REVIEW: Tangents reviews Namesake.
NOT WEBCOMICS: You should bookmark Fake Criterions if you're not already reading this blog. Hilariously over-serious posters for movies that are anything but.