Cross Hatch Dispatch 3/30/2007

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peter-blegvad.gifWhat is this? Sweeps for comics links?

  • Put aside that calculator for a moment and haul out your box of comic books. It’s time to file your Harvey Awards nominations! The awards might be set for September, but don’t let the late date fool you. The selection committee will need all spring and summer to get through the hopefuls so quit your lollygagging. Nominations are due next Wednesday, April 4.
  • Meanwhile, Fumetto, an international comics festival held in Switzerland, is wrapping up. Their site is chock full of beautiful exhibition samples, including a gallery for winners of their comics competition. Today’s picture is from exhibitor Peter Blegved. (via Fabrica)
  • Our own Brian Heater, on assignment for New York Press, finds a tough-as-nails Adrian Tomine facing “bushels of hate mail” head on and living to talk about it.
  • In a short and bittersweet memoir about her memoir Fun Home, Alison Bechdel writes about why her own mother is not her biggest fan. (via Bookslut)
  • I still don’t really know what is going on with Harlan Ellison and Fantagraphics, but it’s a little like watching your parents fight. Brian Miller of Seattle Weekly gives the situation some historical context.
  • And while we’re listening to the grown-ups talk, here’s a Publisher’s Weekly interview of Slave Labor Graphics founder Dan Vado.
  • Are you ready for some modern day Victorian sci-fi adventures, steam-punk style? Jeff Lemire’s new online serial, Soft Instruments, opens with an investigator sporting a handlebar mustache drawn up in the author’s trademark scratchy ink strokes waltzing into a troubled town.
  • A journalist working in Pakistan takes a graduate level media class at MIT. For homework, she turns in an interview with Joe Sacco. A+. Part One, Part Two (via Newsarama)
  • Le Gun Magazine from London is pop graphics galore, with special emphasis on comics-style drawings. (via Comics Reporter)

-Elizabeth Chou

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