Yesterday, Fantagraphics Books announced that they're entering into a partnership with young British comics publisher Breakdown Press. The Seattle-based publisher is bringing some (not all) of the very best of Breakdown's output to American bookstores and comics shops, starting with Anna Haifisch's book The Artist and Hayashi Seiichi's book Red Red Rocks and Other Stories 1967-1970. Breakdown's catalog looks very cool — a mix of international artists working in a variety of styles.
Did you know that the Seattle Public Library has a searchable collection of titles that have been tagged #BlackLivesMatter? It's true. Thank you for doing this, SPL. By making these books available and tagged, you're helping Seattle's African-American community and its allies find much-needed resources. This is terrific.
Donald Trump's election has spurred a number of Americans to buy subscriptions to magazines and newspapers. This does not count as Making America Great Again; Trump doesn't get credit for revitalizing print media by being a big asshole.
Today in depressing legal battles, Dr. Seuss's estate is suing a writer and artist for their Star Trek-themed Seuss parody book.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the California company that owns the rights to all the works of author and illustrator Theodor S. Geisel – better known as Dr. Seuss – have sued a Connecticut-based comic book company, ComicMix, as well as the company’s president for copyright and trademark infringement, and unfair competition. It’s all over a book called Oh, the Places You’ll Boldly Go! written by classic Star Trek scribe David Gerrold and illustrated by Ty Templeton.