The Guardian newspaper celebrates thirty years of Viz Comic (currently an exhibition at The Cartoon Museum in London) with three specially commissioned strips using three of the comic’s ongoing characters, Biffa Bacon a parody of the violent children’s strip Bully Beef, Mrs Brady, Old Lady and Gilbert Ratchet.
Meanwhile the Independent runs a massive write up of ComICA, although please, “not just for geeks”? Really? But the Dave McKean art is nice, I suppose…
The Chicago Tribune reports on the coming-up-to-forty-year relationship between Lynda Barry and Matt Groening.
So, why has Matt never asked me to be on ‘The Simpsons’?
Well, we’ve only been on for 20 years.
Singer-songwriter LIGHTS plays tonight at the commodore in Vancouver, Oh and of course she writes comics;
I actually have something I’ve been working on for a few months now. A fellow by the name of Tom Coker, he draws for Marvel Digital Comics — he’s amazing — we are near completion of a series called Captain Lights, in which I am a superhero.
Who’ll win? Eminem or LIGHTS? There’s only one way to find out… Fight!