News Briefs for April 2, 2009

» DC comics is launching a new news blog called The Source. The blog will feature “news, previews, behind-the-scenes info.” Hat Tip to Comics Worth Reading

» The 6th annual Lakeland Community College Comics Symposium in Kirtland, OH begins tomorrow. The two-day symposium will feature Justin Thompson, Mike Pawuk, Victor Dubina, Terri Libenson, Brad Ricca, C. F. Payne and Dr. Michael Bitz, Ed.D..

» The recession is hitting the comics – and their characters. The State’s Bobby Bryant writes about how the economy is becoming topical in many comic strips such as Brenda Starr, Doonesbury, Dilbert, and Mary Worth.