Peter David update and thoughts on starting off the year — UPDATED

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I don’t intend to give daily update updates on Peter David’s condition following his stroke, but his wife Kathleen has a blog post yesterday called simply How do you tell a 10 year old that her father might never be the same? and its a powerful, affecting piece of writing. Those who know Kathleen know she’s a talented writer and creator herself and following her blog will undoubtedly be the best way to follow Peter’s progress and to send along continued best wishes. The good news is that Peter is showing signs of recovering, and things are not as bad as they might have been. But it’s still a long hard road for them.

Writer Peter David Suffers Stroke

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TweetRealworld superhero Peter David has published a blog entry on his website today, explaining that whilst on holiday with his family in Florida, he suffered a stroke. We were on vacation in Florida when I lost control of the right side of my body. I cannot see properly and I cannot move my right arm […]

Changes at DC Comics publicity; David Hyde leaving–UPDATED

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DC Entertainment has confirmed that VP of Publicity David Hyde is leaving that job at the end of the week.

Must watch: David OReilly's The External World

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David OReilly is the Chris Ware of animation — his work is modern, haunting and bleak. His new film “The External World” just won an Honorable Mention at Sundance — the only cartoon to do so — and it’s 17 minutes of video game era dread, alienation. Is there redemption? FULL SCREEN.

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel clarifies pricing changes, lowers price on Hulk

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[In recent weeks there's been much discussion of comics pricing, and both Marvel and DC have made changes to their pricing levels in order to face the realities of the current economic climate. While DC has announced an across the board roll-back of prices from $3.99 to $2.99, Marvel's policy announcements have been somewhat less clear. At the ICV2 conference last month Vice-President Sales & Circulation David Gabriel announced a rollback on selected titles, but no details. In addition at a retailer meeting, Marvel announced that they would be putting out fewer titles. An interview earlier this week with VP-executive editor Tom Brevoort made it clear that the rollback was limited but left details to Gabriel.

In order to clear up what Marvel's policies are in regards to pricing, Gabriel and Chief Operating Officer Jim "Ski" Sokolowski sat down for an interview, discussing some of the business realities of publishing, the growth of digital and how to reach new readers as older ones cycle out.]