Dale Yarger (1950-2012) – primary art director at Fantagraphics. – Thanks, Comics Reporter, Tom Spurgeon
Ralph Angus McQuarrie (June 13, 1929–March 3, 2012) – An American conceptual designer and illustrator. Read my post from earlier this week on McQuarrie.
Sheldon “Shelly” Moldoff (April 14, 1920–February 29, 2012) – An American comic book artist best known for his early work on the DC Comics characters Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Green Lantern and as one of Bob Kane’s primary “ghost artists” (uncredited collaborators) on the superhero Batman.
Announcements / PR
Mike Mignola covers Heart of Darkness aka Apocalypse Now – Fantastic cover, but there’s only so many times I can watch the movie without becoming as nuts as Brando.
407 Studios Unearths The Golem TPB This May
Jules Feiffer honored with 2012 John Fischetti Lifetime Achievement Award – Well deserved.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) revealed the winners of the 2012 Golden Kite Awards
Interviews / Commentary
Director’s Commentary First Graphic Novel Award: Paula Knight
Director’s Commentary First Graphic Novel Award: Con Chrisoulis
Director’s Commentary First Graphic Novel Award: Thom Ferrier
Director’s Commentary First Graphic Novel Award: Tom Eglington
Law / Business / Government
Comics Journalism at SXSW – Someday I’ll get to SXSW. Sounds like it’s a good time.
DC joins Library of Congress
David Mazzucchelli Disavows Forthcoming Batman Reprint – Without a doubt this is the news of the week. Read my post from earlier this week on Mazzuccelli.
DC To Replace Misprinted Absolute Kingdom Come Hardcovers – Another black eye for DC. They really need to get the ship straightened out.
2000AD’s Judge Dredd’s graphic novels for 2012 – Unsure if I’ll go see the upcoming movie or not. I’ve never read any Judge Dredd nor did I see the bad movie starring Sly.
Hellboy: The Midnight Circus – A New Original Graphic Novel From Mike Mignola And Duncan Fegredo – Any new Hellboy is a good thing.
Batman: The Dark Knight: Golden Dawn Deluxe HC (DC Comics)
World’s End Volume 1 (Wizards Keep Publishing)
Invincible: Ultimate Collection, v. 6 (Image)
Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? (Abrams Comic Arts)
Wally Wood Artist’s Edition (IDW)
Tales of the Batman: Gene Colan Volume 1, Tales of the Batman: Don Newton Volume 1 and Legends Of The Dark Kight: Marshall Rogers
…and at the end of the shelf:
A Booklover’s Map of Literary Geography circa 1933 – Thanks to Brain Pickings by Maria Popova
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