Comix Talk for Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on July 28, 2010 - 08:34
So two things ComixTalk-ish I want to mention:
- I need guest bloggers again due to vacation and other conflicts scattered throughout the fall. I'll be asking (you know: begging) several folks personally, but if this strikes you as an interesting opportunity send me an email (xerexes AT gmail DOT com) or a tweet (xerexes).
- Lately, I've been really interested in experimenting with some ideas for a radio show (podcast I guess) and would love any and all tips or pointers to good FAQs on all of the technical side of producing audio and/or video shows for the web.
- Robot6 has the roundup of new books and projects from the Girl Genius universe. Phil Foglio must no longer sleep...
- Ooooh! The new Strange Tales 2 book from Marvel will feature the work of Kate Beaton, Nick Gurewitch, and Shannon Wheeler among many other big indie comicker names.
NOT WEBCOMICS: David Rees, creator of the webcomic Get Your War On, reincarnation of Andy Kaufman or frustrated Bob Villa? You decide!
FRIENDS OF LULU: Valerie D'Orazio blogs about the state of Friends of Lulu and although it's a very forthcoming post, it's probably not the entire story (there's always other sides to the story). Nevertheless I feel for D'Orazio who seems to have made efforts to improve things but had a hard time rallying support from members or outside supporters. In fact, to D'Orazio's view things have gotten to the breaking point as she writes:
If by September 2010 nobody steps forward and shows interest in helping run this organization, I will start taking steps to officially dissolve it as a non-profit. Then I will donate the leftover money (if any) between the other major comics charities, return the donated artwork, and ship the historical records and sketchbooks to a University or MoCCA. Before I would take steps to dissolve FoL (if it comes to that), I will personally contact a number of concerned parties via a mass email asking for volunteers to keep the organization going.