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Comics A.M. | Yen Press nabs ‘Kingdom Hearts’ license

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts

Manga | Yen Press announced a number of new manga licenses over the weekend at SakuraCon, including the manga series based on the Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts. The company will re-release some of the manga originally published by Tokyopop and publish some of the newer series as well. [Anime News Network]

Creators | Christopher Irving interviews, and Seth Kusher photographs, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman: “I am certain that I will never be able to top it, and I’m coming to grips with that. It’s somewhat disconcerting that something I created when I was 23 will be something I’m remembered for when I die, when I’m 35 (or whenever it is). …I’ll be 34 in a little bit, so I wasn’t being too optimistic for myself.” [Graphic NYC]

Asbury Park Comicon

Asbury Park Comicon

Conventions | Reporter Mark Voger went to Asbury Park Comicon this past weekend and asked a wide range of creators what they thought about the future of comics. [New Jersey Star Ledger]

Conventions | Alan Gardner takes an advance look at this week’s American Association of Editorial Cartoonists convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. [The Daily Cartoonist]

Creators | Writer David Lapham discusses his new series Juice Squeezers, which pits kids against giant insects and will debut in Dark Horse Presents #28. [Comics Alliance]

Army of God: Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa

Army of God: Joseph Kony’s War in Central Africa

Creators | In a radio interview, war correspondent David Axe talks about his nonfiction graphic novel about Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, Army of God: Joseph Kony’s War in Central Africa. [PRI's The World]

Publishing | Papercutz, which publishes the Ninjago, Geronimo Stilton and Annoying Orange graphic novels, has inked a deal to release graphic novels based on the teen fashion site Stardoll and featuring five teenage girls who want to have careers in fashion. [Publishers Weekly]

Comics | Comedian and writer Jim Meyer explains why he chose to create a comic to tell the story of how the Keystone XL oil pipeline was approved; the comic originally ran on the environmental site Grist. [U.S. News]

Retailing | Bernie Mangiboyat, owner of Dragon’s Lair Comics in Fayetteville, North Carolina, describes the Wednesday scene in his store: “It’s like Christmas every week. Guys come in here and drool over comic books and talk junk to each other the whole day. It’s a great scene.” [Fayetteville Observer]

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