Comix Talk for Monday, February 14, 2011

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.


REVIEW: Delos has a review of Yehuda Moon and The Kickstart Cyclery.

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.

NOT COMICS: Comic Riffs has an interview with Sylvain Chomet the creator of the Oscar-nominated animated feature, The Illusionist.

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)


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Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.