Tough Times for Tintin
First in the big Comic Book News Wrap there has a been a big uproar in the UK, with calls of racism directed at the graphic novel, Tintin in the Congo. I haven’t read the book, but it was written in 1930 and published in 1931. Times and sensitivities were much different at that time and I think the book has to be read in that context. Move the book out of the children’s section and put it with the adult graphic novels. I’m sure these folks would have LOVED some of the old Looney Tunes cartoons I used to watch when I was a kid. Here are a couple articles on the hullabalu.
Foundation defends Tintin against racism charge – Reuters
‘Racist’ Tintin is banished to the adult section of bookshops – Daily Mail
Batman and the Outsiders Coming Back in Action
Newsarama featured an interview with Tony Bedard about bringing back one of my favorite teams from the 80’s. The only thing that would make this series perfect in my book would be to bring in Alan Davis for art chores. Read the interview here:
TONY BEDARD: TALKING BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS – Newsarama.com
San Diego Comic Con – Images Big 7 Together in the same room!
Peter Whitney over at the SeattlePI highlighted this big event where the founders of Image Comics: Larsen, Lee, Liefeld, McFarlane, Portacio, Valentino and Silvestri will all participated in a panel discussion about where Image Comics has been and where it’s headed. I haven’t had a chance to go through all of the program offers for the SDCC, so didn’t know about this until reading Mr. Whitney’s blog. I’ll be posting my target panels for the San Diego con later on this weekend or next week. Read the article for more details on this panel.
Image’s big seven together again… At once – Comics Corner, Seattlepi.com