Tuesday, July 17, 2007

News Bits, In Brief: It's Yesterday Once More

Two quick follow-ups to yesterday's News Bits, In Brief.

First up, the controversy over Tintin in the Congo's racist caricatures has had one immediate result: sales of the book have skyrocketed. I guess that this means the movie's still a go.

Also, it's not just novels being written and released via gimmicky contests these days. This October, DC comics will launch ZudaComics.com. The site, according to ReadersRead.com, "will feature new and unique content, (and) visitors will have a strong say in which new comics are featured online by voting for their favorites. The winners of the comics competitions will receive commissions to create a year's worth of their web comics for the site, and will have their work published in print formats as well."
At least it's not a reality show.