"Rowdy" Roddy Piper Reported Dead at 61
Creators: Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, creators of Penny Arcade, are currently number 9 in the voting for Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Before you make too much of this, note that Lady GaGa is number one. (Via ComixTalk.)
Webcomics: Top Shelf is publishing War Wounds, a new webcomic by Adrian English, at their Top Shelf 2.0 webcomics site. English, who is doing 20 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and cruelty to children, writes about prison life from the inside. It’s raw and naive but strangely fascinating as well.
Japan: Canadian Business Magazine explains how Harlequin (yes, the romance people) took the reins themselves and developed the cell phone romance manga market in Japan. (Via Icarus Comics, which may be NSFW.)
Devices: Donald Burr discusses the many possibilities the iPad holds for anime and manga fans.
Devices: Anime writer Helen McCarthy catches word of technology that would allow display of 3D movies on handheld devices—without the need for glasses.