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reMIND

reMIND

Awards | The Xeric Foundation has announced its grant recipients for spring 2010: Margaret Ashford-Trotter, Thunder in the Building #2; Jason Brubaker, reMIND; Jonathon Dalton, Lords of Life and Death; Wei Li, Lotus Root Children; Jed McGowan, Lone Pine; Ansis Purins, Zombre #2: The Magic Forest; and Brittney Sabo and Anna Bratton, Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny! Book 1. A total of $32,761 was awarded for the seven projects. The next deadline for comic-book grants is Sept. 30. [via The Beat]

Retailing | Bookstore sales in May slipped 2.6 percent to $1.09 billion, while e-book sales rose 163 percent to $29.3 million. [Publishers Weekly]

Creators | The Washington Post has named Olivia Walch, a 21-year-old rising senior at the College of William and Mary, as the winner of the America’s Next Great Cartoonist contest. [Comic Riffs]

Stuck Rubber Baby

Stuck Rubber Baby

Creators | Howard Cruse talks about the rerelease of Stuck Rubber Baby: “My goal was to create the kind of novel that is too full of incident for someone to simply summarize in their mind in one sentence. I wanted it to be like life, where you spend a year of your life and you can’t just remember everything that happened, but it’s all part of a process. I think that’s the way the book turned out. You’re talking about the density of the incidents. Each of those incidents was carefully thought out, but many of them were little moments that I forgot about. When I reread the book I’ll see a moment and think, That’s pretty good. I remember that vaguely. [...] I think that’s what makes books rereadable. I wanted a book that was worth rereading.” [Hartford Advocate]

Creators | Veteran writer Cary Bates discusses his return to DC and Superman with Superman: The Last Family of Krypton. [iFanboy]

The Walking Dead #75

The Walking Dead #75

Creators | It’s all Walking Dead, all the time, with writer Robert Kirkman discussing the latest storyline, artists Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn chatting about their work, and AMC offering a preview of the 75th issue. [The Walking Dead]

Creators | Alex Dueben talks to Gail Simone about returning to DC’s Birds of Prey: “Once a character is really in my brain, they never really leave. When I was a reader of comics, my big pet peeve was always boring dialogue. I have no interest in hyper-realism, at least not in superhero books. I like the dialogue to be lively and surprising. I want each voice distinctive and layered. There are still a lot of books out there where the characters, particularly the female characters, all have the same patois and cadence, and it just feels so empty to me. I want to be surprised.” [Suicide Girls]

Creators | The Eastern Edge continues its translation of a conversation between Takehiko Inoue and Eiichiro Oda. [The Eastern Edge]

Comics | Douglas Wolk leads a discussion of the third volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series. [Techland]

Comics | How did Marvel lose control of Wolverine? [Techland]

Comics | Ben Morse looks back at Karl Kessel and Tom Grummett’s run on DC’s Superboy. [The Cool Kids Table]

Fandom | A photo gallery of cosplayers from the recent Anime Expo. [Brand X]

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OMG! Please keep up the reporting on when the EASTERN EDGE posts the rest of the interview! That’s rare and cool stuff!

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