Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Comic Book News, In Brief

It's a fact: Neil Gaiman's name garners site hits. That's why we're leading today's CBN with an interview the eternally trenchcoated author did with World Famous Comics wherein he brushes aside his leonine mane of 80's alt-rocker hair and reassesses his work on The Sandman.

Dozens of artists contributed drawings of X-Men's Kitty Pryde for a fundraiser benefiting the Hemophilia Treatment Center at OHSU. To check them all out without any commitment, click here, cheapskate. To check them all out with intention to bid, click here, friend.

The Comics reporter just put up a great interview with Darwyn Cooke and Ed Brubaker. It covers crime fiction/comics in general, and Cooke’s upcoming adaptations of Richard Stark’s Parker series in particular. Click here to read the interview. Click here to read the first 19 pages of the comic.

Unthinkable writer Mark Sable was detained by the TSA for 30 minutes after a random airport search turned up a copy of his comic's most recent script. Seems Sable's book deals with a government think tank assigned to thinking up possible terrorist scenarios, and this made the guards nervous. To read Sable's Twittering of the event, click here.