Well happy Valentines Day! In the spirit of the day, check out the Comics Reporter round up of its readers' five favorite kisses from comics. In Xaviar X. Xerexes news, I am running again – I have this foolhardy notion that running a marathon this year is a life-affirming, motivational goal. I have a long way to go to get ready for it.
- The Comics Reporter has an interview with Darryl Cunningham, who has posted several well-received journalistic comics in the last year.
- Ben Morse has an interview with Sean T. Collins on his webcomic Destructor.
- Tim Brouk interviews Ben Hatke of Zita The Space Girl.
- The TGT podcast has an audio interview with Chris Watkins of the romantic/family/cross-cultural comic Odori Park.
BUSINESS: Brian Hibbs has his annual analysis of the Bookscan data for graphic novels. A lot of data — very interesting to get a sense of how bookstores did with comics last year.
WORTH GETTING OFF OF THE COUCH: Nick Bertozzi is signing his new book on Lewis and Clark at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda on February 26th from 4-6 pm, and he's accompanied by Jason Little, whose book Motel Art Improvement Service was one of my favorites of 2010. (h/t ComicsDC)