§ This is so annoying: Colleen Doran writes:
Well, I won’t link to them, and I don’t know why I should be surprised, but I’m surprised.
I woke up this morning to find the details of a private meeting on an industry website. I seem to recall a couple of fans in the area who clearly could not wait to send out carrier pigeons, a flair, and a satellite transmission to relate the details of this private meeting in a public forum.
We’ve seen the item in question and it’s pretty clear that the “reporter” overheard a private conversation and wrote up the meager news within as a “news item.” Note to all wanna-be journos out there: eavesdropping doesn’t count unless your name is Mata Hari and it’s this kind of ridiculous behavior that gives serious journalists such a bad rap.
§ Tom DeFalco and Marvel look to be parting ways:
DeFalco said there are several reasons why his relationship with Marvel may be ending, chief among them being the simple fact that he’s getting little to no other work from the company. “The bad news about working on the same thing for that many years is that editors start to believe that it is the only thing you can do,” DeFalco told CBR. “So the only way I can get non-Spider-related work is to work for other companies.”
DeFalco continued, “The truth is that editors are a cowardly and superstitious lot. They are constantly looking for the ‘next big thing’ that will magically jump the sales of every comic book. The sad truth is that, with the market we have today, there is no magical ‘next big thing.’
§ Irresistible headline: Middletown author’s manga ‘Tantric Stripfighter Trina’ goes nationwide