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Comics A.M. | More on MoCCA’s move: ‘It’s in excellent hands’

Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art

Museums | So what is the deal with the move of the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art to the Society of Illustrators? They are being “transferred and acquired,” says MoCCA President Ellen Abramowitz, although the headline on this article says “rescued.” “After the transition, the Society of Illustrators will go on to be the sole overseer and manager of the holdings. ‘It’s in excellent hands,’ said Ms. Abramowitz.” [The Wall Street Journal]

Retailing | Seattle Weekly has named the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery the city’s best comic-book store. [Seattle Weekly]

Retailing | Solo Comics has opened in Lake County, California. [Record-Bee]

Conventions | Mike Klocke reports on this weekend’s Stockton-Con, which drew more than 3,000 people to the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, California. [The Record]

Conventions | The crowd at the Columbus Comic Book Show was smaller than organizers hoped, but the 220 people who did show up seemed to have a good time. [Ledger-Enquirer]

Grendel Omnibus, Vol. 1

Creators | Matt Wagner discusses 30 years of Grendel, as well as his work with Legendary Comics on the upcoming Tower Chronicles. [Examiner.com]

Creators | Eben Burgoon and D. Bethel have been thinking about Eben07 since high school (the original intent was to lampoon teachers they didn’t like), and now they have been invited to be part of the “flywheel creative economy incubator” program run by the Sacramento Arts and Business Council, which will provide them with mentoring and a work space to develop their comic. [Sacramento Bee]

Comic strips | Doonesbury is still going to be about Mike Doonesbury, creator Garry Trudeau says; this past week’s storyline, in which Mike turns the reins over to his daughter Alexis, is just one of Trudeau’s “periodic fourth-wall fractures.” [The Daily Cartoonist]

Manga | The 21st National High School Championship of Japan, a battle in which high school manga clubs must draw an entire manga chapter each day, took place this past weekend in the cultural center in Kochi. [Crunchyroll]

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