Blogging Best Collected Editions Links This Week by ChrisMarshall • December 1, 2012 • 0 Comments Here are some of the best posts/articles regarding comic book reprints and collected editions that I have retweeted on @ChrisCCL, Facebook, Google+, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Almanac “Spain” Manuel Rodriguez (March 22, 1940 – November 28, 2012) – was an American underground cartoonist who created the character Trashman. Franco Urru – Chris Ryall, IDW, has a very nice remembrance of him at CBR. Josh Medors, 36 Marc Wilkofsky, 42 Arnaldo Franchioni (1928 – 2012) – no link Awards NYT Best Illustrated Books of 2012 NYT Ten Best Books Of 2012 List – Building Stories by Chris Ware is on the list 2012 Paste Magazine Best Comics Of 2012 List – I’ve never heard of Paste but Building Stories is on this list, too. See a theme? The Best Art Books of 2012 Women at the British Comic Awards New Booker Prize Chair Welcomes Graphic Novels 2013 FIBD Official Selection Recipients Tim O’Brien Wins the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award Interviews Anthony Bourdain talks GET JIRO! with the BBC (video) Mort Walker on 50+ years in newspapers (video) Paul Levitz Talks Taschen Re-Issue, Explores DC Comics History – 75 Years Of DC Comics: The Art Of Modern Myth-Making as a 5-volume, expanded series. Yes, I’d rather have this as a smaller set then that giant behemoth that I would have to build another room for. Law / Business The Gaiman Foundation Contributes $60,000 to CBLDF for Education Program - Very cool news during the season of giving. Guardians of the Galaxy Director Under Fire for Superhero Sex Article - Eeeewwww! Paper cancelled comic because it calls Bud Light: “diluted horse piss” UPDATED - Call it like it is. Kobold Quarterly Ceases Publication With #23 News / Announcements / PR Say It Ain’t So, Joe: Bazooka Bubble Gum Is Killing Its Tiny Comics – Pretty sad. Someone needs to collect all of these. Calling Craig Yoe! 2013 MSU Comics Forum Dates & Keynote Speaker – Weekend of March 1-2, 2013; Nick Bertozzi. I think I may finally attend this. Valiant slashes prices on first four TP collections - $9.99 as they should be. Best of Peter Milligan & Brendan McCarthy collection due out September 2013 Reviews Sergio Aragones Groo the Wanderer: Artist’s Edition (IDW) BBXX Baby Blues Decades 1 & 2 (Andrews McMeel) …and at the end of the shelf: Natural Histories: 500 Years of Rare Science Illustrations from Brain Pickings by Maria Popova Be sure to keep current with all the latest and best Comic Book Collected Edition news by subscribing to the Collected Comics Library’s RSS feed.