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Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet
As far as bad portents for your industry go, having an iconic fictional character give up his job in it after 70-some years of gainful employment has to be up there. But, yes, here we are: As Jim Romenesko reports, Superman, a.k.a. Clark Kent, has decided he’s mad as hell, and he’s not going to take working at the Daily Planet anymore.
In the 13th issue of the recently rebooted series, the Man of Steel and High-Minded Journalistic Ethics quits his long-time paper job with a speech that would make Will McAvoy proud, deriding an industry that has turned a valuable service into entertainment. (Which is just laughable, the guy writing about a comic book character’s job situation assures you.)

Clark Kent quits the Daily Planet

As far as bad portents for your industry go, having an iconic fictional character give up his job in it after 70-some years of gainful employment has to be up there. But, yes, here we are: As Jim Romenesko reports, Superman, a.k.a. Clark Kent, has decided he’s mad as hell, and he’s not going to take working at the Daily Planet anymore.

In the 13th issue of the recently rebooted series, the Man of Steel and High-Minded Journalistic Ethics quits his long-time paper job with a speech that would make Will McAvoy proud, deriding an industry that has turned a valuable service into entertainment. (Which is just laughable, the guy writing about a comic book character’s job situation assures you.)

Avengers Assemble: Day 4
It’s the last day in our Avengers Assemble tournament! Who will join Wolverine, Ms. Marvel and Iron Man as your fourth and final favourite hero? Read all about each Avenger here, then vote for your favourite. We’ll unveil your four fan-favourite Avengers in this Friday’s paper!

Avengers Assemble: Day 4

It’s the last day in our Avengers Assemble tournament! Who will join Wolverine, Ms. Marvel and Iron Man as your fourth and final favourite hero? Read all about each Avenger here, then vote for your favourite. We’ll unveil your four fan-favourite Avengers in this Friday’s paper!

As the Avengers prepare to assemble May 4, Steve Murray takes a close look at the sharpest tools in their superhero shed.

As the Avengers prepare to assemble May 4, Steve Murray takes a close look at the sharpest tools in their superhero shed.

Tagged with:  #The Avengers  #Marvel  #Comic Books
Tintin in the Congo defended by Vatican newspaper
The Vatican’s official newspaper has come to the defence of boy hero Tintin.
The book Tintin in the Congo, has been placed in the adult section of British bookstores after being branded racist for its depiction of Africans.
The book, published by Egmont, has a protective band around it and  warns that its portrayal of Africans as wide-eyed simpletons would  offend some readers and was based on “the bourgeois, paternalistic  stereotypes of the period.”

Tintin in the Congo defended by Vatican newspaper

The Vatican’s official newspaper has come to the defence of boy hero Tintin.

The book Tintin in the Congo, has been placed in the adult section of British bookstores after being branded racist for its depiction of Africans.

The book, published by Egmont, has a protective band around it and warns that its portrayal of Africans as wide-eyed simpletons would offend some readers and was based on “the bourgeois, paternalistic stereotypes of the period.”

Comic Sans: The most annoying font in the world
Even if you didn’t know what it was called, you will be familiar with  Comic Sans. Comic Sans is type that has gone wrong. It was designed with  strictly good intentions by a professional man with a solid  philosophical grounding in graphic arts, and it was unleashed upon the  world with a kind heart. It was never intended to cause revulsion or  loathing, much less end up (as it has) on the side of an ambulance or a  gravestone. It was intended to be fun. And, oddly enough, it was never  intended to be a typeface at all.

Comic Sans: The most annoying font in the world

Even if you didn’t know what it was called, you will be familiar with Comic Sans. Comic Sans is type that has gone wrong. It was designed with strictly good intentions by a professional man with a solid philosophical grounding in graphic arts, and it was unleashed upon the world with a kind heart. It was never intended to cause revulsion or loathing, much less end up (as it has) on the side of an ambulance or a gravestone. It was intended to be fun. And, oddly enough, it was never intended to be a typeface at all.

The graphic model: Daniel Clowes returns with The Death Ray
“It’s a really difficult thing to do.” Daniel Clowes is trying to  describe the hard-to-name form — we’ll call it the graphic novel for the  sake of convenience — of which he is one of the undisputed masters.
“You have to be able to do so many different things well, and yet the  actual storytelling of cartoons is something that you can’t get from  being good at any of the other fields, like drawing and writing and  graphic design. It’s got to be a specific cartooning gene that you  have.”

The graphic model: Daniel Clowes returns with The Death Ray

“It’s a really difficult thing to do.” Daniel Clowes is trying to describe the hard-to-name form — we’ll call it the graphic novel for the sake of convenience — of which he is one of the undisputed masters.

“You have to be able to do so many different things well, and yet the actual storytelling of cartoons is something that you can’t get from being good at any of the other fields, like drawing and writing and graphic design. It’s got to be a specific cartooning gene that you have.”