Sunday’s Washington Post had a good article on the graphic novel publishing boom written by Bob Thompson (who is self-described in the article as "Prose Guy" so you know a bit about where he’s coming from). Be sure to check out the comics that are part of the otherwise text story.
PORTRAITS OF CREATORS
Photographer Seth Kushner has been taking portraits of the many great NYC-based graphic novelists. There are some wonderful photos in this series and it’s just kind of cool to put a face to the name for many of these creators.
This is interesting — according to this story by Joseph Menn, Disney may NOT have the rights to the very earliest versions of Mickey Mouse.
Help Out Kazu
Kazu Kibuishi is racing to finish his graphic novel (which one!?!) and is asking for volunteers to help him with the flatting (and perhaps painting) of the pages. My lead assistant, Alan Beadle, will still be joining me on this journey, as will Amy, Shadi, and Tim, but we’ll definitely need some more brave souls to join the party. If you are interested, send an email to kazu(at)boltcity.com with some examples of your work.
I’ve probably linked to it before but it’s still useful — 50 Tools and Resources to Start A Webcomic.