Link Ink — Kentucky Imagines Robert Crumb, Da Vinci Mechas
Our quote of the week comes from the Jessamine County Public Library board meeting, where members of the Kentucky community gathered to discuss the firing of several library employees who withheld award-winning Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" from patrons, and whether or not the award-winning graphic novel was "porn":
"Darryl Diddle, a Wilmore minister, presented a petition signed by 950 asking that three more of the library's works be removed. And DeWayne Brewer, Brookside Baptist's pastor, asking for a little common sense, warned that if the Bible ever went into graphic novel form, the banning committee would have something to really fret about."
I've got some stunning news, graphic novel/human body-phobes! The day you have feared is already upon you.
Humor: The superhero changing station. (The Daily What)
Michaelangelo Da Vinci meets mechas in the Vitruvian Voltron shirt. (The Thrillist)
Music: Icelandic songstress Bjork is writing songs for the "Moomins" movie, based on the Finnish comic strip byy Tove Jansson. (Pitchfork)
Retro: Master letterer Todd Klein digs up the original creator of the Batman logo. (via The Beat)
Indie: Six of the original Image founders, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Erik Larsen, Marc Silvestri, Todd McFarlane, and Whilce Portacio are teaming up for a six-issue limited series called "Image United," along with new Image partner Robert Kirkman as an added bonus. The whole gang will be there for a live chat at Newsarama next Wednesday.
Contests: The Plain Song Review journal has announced that it will now be accepting graphic novel submissions.