Monday, February 16, 2004

Notable Links for 02/17/04

This is pretty much the definition of a slow-news day - and don't think I'm not thankful.

For the foreseeable future, I have put the weekly "Music Releases" feature on hiatus - and I doubt anyone's going to notice me not making snarky comments about this week's new CDs.

* The Crossgen implosion continues to get weirder and weirder. If you want to hear how the industry's most legendary recluse, Mr. Steve Ditko, almost had a project published by the company's Code Six imprint, read here, , courtesy of Mr. Drew Geraci.

* "The board of directors of The Walt Disney Company on Monday unanimously rejected a takeover bid from cable television giant Comcast Corp. as too low, but said it would consider a higher offer." Courtesy of Yahoo! News, read more here.

* "A retrospective of the work of Post-Intelligencer editorial cartoonist David Horsey, whose political cartoons won him Pulitzer Prizes in 1999 and 2003, is on display at the Frye Art Museum (Seattle) through May 23." Courtesy of the Seattle PI, read more here.

* "Valda the Mystery Girl, who appeared in the comic Mandy from 1969 to 1982, was a human transformed by magic. More than 200 years old, Valda possessed the secret of eternal youth. Brought up by gypsies, she could also talk to animals in the manner of Dr Dolittle and leap like Wonder Woman. This year Valda has made a reappearance. Not in the near- obsolete girl-comic format, but in the work of Frances Hegarty, the Irish artist." Courtesy of the Times, read more here.

* The Orlando City Beat has a review of "Lovecraft", a new Vertigo graphic novel adapted by Keith Giffen from a script by Hans Rodinoff and illustrated by Enrique Breccia. Read it here.

* Courtesy of SIlver Bullet Comics - John Byrne is the latest in a frankly awe-inspiring cavalcade of mainstream and indie professionals across the industry to rally to Dave cockrum's aid in the form of a contribution to The Uncanny Dave Cockrum Tribute. Read about it here.

* Also courtesy of Silver Bullet Comics - an interview with Top Shelf cartoonist Nicolas Mahler. Read it here.

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