The Crosshatch Dispatch 8.21.09

Categories:  The Cross Hatch Dispatch

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[Above, adventure! Intrigue! Racial insensitivity! Below, the Dispatch Car Crash.]

  • The Daily Cross Hatch is [finally] officially on Twitter! [This one's a little less official.]
  • Junko Mizuno will be swinging by Post Street tomorrow in San Francisco and signing her new book Pelu at the New People Store at 2PM.
  • Tintin Au Congo has been removed from the shelves of the Brooklyn Public Library, because it features racist African caricatures. Because of its racial content, it has now been moved to the restricted section.
  • JM Ringuet’s comic book Stolen Suns: Chapter 1 is available for free iTunes.
  • Who could have thought that Tim Gunn of Project Runway would be in a Marvel comic? Watch out fashion failures the Gunn is out there.
  • It seems comics are playing their part in Afghanistan’s elections, while the new covers the excitement comic art may be helping the outcome.
  • Comics Comics ponders the love affair between John Updike’s last poem “Endpoint” and comics.
  • The Beat has posted several “Great Books, Great Covers”. Check out the cool classic covers here.
  • Adult Swim has recently posted the latest preview for season 4 of Venture Brothers.

–Natalie Shoemaker