I’m traveling today and am way short on time (and internet connection), so here’s the round up for the day.
Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine received a whooping 70% of the vote in a recent comic poll conducted by The Winston Salem Journal. Lio appears to be decisive. For Better or For Worse’s hybrid format is proving confusing for readers.
Aaron McGruder has a Boondocks comic collection coming out. It’s advertised as a collection of his final strips and contains strips that were pulled because of controversial subject matter.
Dave Astor has contacted a few white cartoonists to get their reaction to the February 10 action to be taken by eight African American cartoonists trying to attract attention to the way their strips are being perceived and purchased. They’re reaction is mostly supportive. Charlos Gary, creator of Working it Out and Cafe con Leche and one of the eight participating cartoonists, reports on his blog that their attempt to get attention is working as many newspapers and national publications are looking into the story.
Bob Andelman, has posted an interview with Stephan Pastis.
Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell is the featured guest on this week’s Comics Coast To Coast podcast.