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Comics A.M. | Update on Cerebus negatives; rise of ‘foodie comics’

Cerebus #26

Comics | Last week a building fire destroyed the negatives for Dave Sim’s Cerebus: High Society, but George Peter Gatsis reports that more than half the 500 pages already had been scanned for the audio/visual digital edition (covering issues 26-50). For the other pages, Sim will be getting the best possible printed material and, hopefully, high-res scans. [Bleeding Cool]

Comics | Food writer Jon Watson addresses “the rise of foodie comics,” singling out Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory: “It helps that the book is extremely well written, but I’m interested in a well-executed crossover of foodie culture into pop culture. It’s not often that happens when it doesn’t elicit a groan or feel forced. I think that, as food culture has grown of the last few decades, it is organically inspiring other art forms rather than feeling like an attempt at commercialization.” [The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

From Gambit #2

Comics | Vocalist George Hage of the Raleigh, North Carolina, band Jack the Radio, who met artist Clay Mann at HeroesCon in 2010, makes a cameo as a security guard in Marvel’s Gambit #2. “I know it sounds trite, but when I first saw the page my jaw dropped a little and my heart was pumping,” Hage confessed. “In my head I think I did a back flip.” [Music.MyNC]

Creators | With Image Comics about to launch a new, four-issue miniseries of his Multiple Warheads, Brandon Graham talks about the origins of the story (yes, the title is a double entendre), his manga influences and the world he has created: “I think of it more as what a fairy tale Russia would grow into by the 1980s. They have cars and rock music on the radio. The idea is that there’s no England or English-speaking countries in it. America is run by natives in totem pole robots, Japan is mostly in space and has a Dragon Emperor and France is run by knights in powdered wigs.” [Comics Alliance]

Creators | Artist Drew Geraci is profiled by his local newspaper. [Clayton News Daily]

Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics

Creators | James Romberger reviews the unfortunately titled Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics and discusses the significance of Severin’s work. [The Hooded Utilitarian]

Comics | Tom Spurgeon passes along a comment from Rodrigo Baeza offering a theory as to why Marvel is insisting its Marvel Now initiative is not a reboot: To keep some titles from being emphasized at the expense of others. [The Comics Reporter]

Comics | Sam Henderson talks to some other creators and shares his own feelings about comics as a live performance. [The Comics Journal]

Conventions | Love and Capes creator Thom Zahler reports in on his trip to Star Wars Celebration VI. [Thom Zahler]

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