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Influential Comics Editor Diana Schutz Retires From Dark Horse


In the history of comics, few editors have been as influential for as long as Diana Schutz. In terms of long-term, well-known women editors at the top of the industry, Schutz is really only equaled by Vertigo's Karen Berger and Shelly Bond. Today, Schutz announced she is retiring from Dark Horse after 25 years at the publisher, and would be moving towards more academic pursuits. Over the course of her impressive comics career she has worked with many of the best creators in the business, including Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Matt Wagner, Stan Sakai, Will Eisner, and Harvey Pekar, and her books have won multiple Eisner and Harvey awards.

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Harvey Pekar Celebrated With Statue At Cleveland Library


Two years after his death, American Splendor creator Harvey Pekar will be recognized with a bronze statue created in honor of his life and work on display at a library he frequented in his beloved Cleveland...

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Harvey Pekar’s ‘Not The Israel My Parents Promised Me’ Is Fascinating And Frustrating [Review]


It's hard to overstate Harvey Pekar's impact on independent comics. His work on American Splendor and other autobiographical comics made the mundane workings of everyday life as much a part of the comics medium as fantastical stories about extraordinary, super-powered people...

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One of Harvey Pekar’s Final Interviews Released Online [Audio]


Almost two years after his death, audio from what may be the final interview from comics icon Harvey Pekar has appeared online. Conducted over Skype as part of a series of interviews about the creative process for TrickCoin, the newly released conversation gives an insight into Pekar's prolific workflow up until a month before he passed...

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Alan Moore on the Difference Between Adapting Works and ‘Stealing Characters’ [Video]


Alan Moore has been the subject of the dominant conversation in the comics blogosphere for the last week or so, thanks to publisher DC Comics' announcement that it has finally decided to actually go through with the production a 34-issue suite of Watchmen prequels by other creators More interesting than any conversation about the esteemed Watchmen writer, however, is a conversation with Alan Moore, which you can observe in a two-and-a-half hour video recording of Moore answering fan questions for charity...

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Link Ink: DC’s Amazon Storefront, ‘Fresh Ink! Online’ and ‘Doctor Who’ Goes to Narnia?


Digital: DC Entertainment has launched an Amazon storefront in conjunction with its deal to sell 100 graphic novels exclusively on the Kindle Fire tablet (for the time being).

Gaming: DC Universe Online reports that its number of users has increased 6 percent a day since going free-to-play on November 1...

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Link Ink: The Pokemon Rose, Dragon Ball Stamps and Classic ‘Peanuts’ Covers


Amazing: Tumblr user Transie's Poké ball rose by any other evolution would look as awesome.

Crime: A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 worth an estimated $15,000 has reportedly gone missing from a comic collector's home in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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Link Ink: ‘Grand Theft TARDIS,’ Memorializing Harvey Pekar and Licorice Harry Potter


Threads: Redbubble's "Grand Theft TARDIS IV" tee is almost as exciting as the actual trailer for Grand Theft Auto V.

Podcasts: has released its first 'This Week in Marvel' Podcast, hosted by Ryan Penagos and Ben Morse...

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Top Shelf and ZIP Comics to Release Harvey Pekar’s ‘Cleveland’


The first of several major works to see print after his death, Harvey Pekar's Cleveland will be a 112-page graphic novel published by new outfit ZIP Comics in collaboration with Top Shelf. Illustrated by Joseph Remnant, a collaborator of Pekar's from the Pekar Project webcomics series, Cleveland will be an ode to the writer's home town that weaves historical events in with Pekar's trademark autobiographical style...

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Link Ink: Bootlegged Toys, Black Hole Joys and Galactus Rides Again


Gift Guide: Kind of tempted to change our site's name to "Sense of Right Alliance" now, thanks to this proud assemblage of bootlegged toys. I also know what I want for Christmas now.

Fundraising: If you'd like to see a Transmetropolitan art book from The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund featuring contributions for a metric ton of artists, you can head to the project's Kickstarter page...

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