And we're back! Let's start with some art, huh?
* The above is by Imbong Hadisoebroto. His cartooning is puuuuuuurty. I know it looks small because of Blogger, but you can see the whole piece here.
* Yes, that is a composite shot of the early "Doctor Who" Doctors as drawn by Al Hirschfield. Thank Ian Brill.
* You know how people are always, "They should just start more community businesses in places like Detroit?" Yeah...turns out, not so easy.
* "How's Your News?" Links: The crazy true story of the identity thief who faked her way through the Ivy League and New Hampshire capitalizes on the three wolf shirt craze for economic gain. (Via)
* Comic Blog Link #1: A blog of all Jack Cole comics.
* Comic Blog Link #2: Someone on Twitter started following me who had this blog Very Fine Near Mint, which supposedly focuses on "The Copper Age" of comics from 1984 to 1991. Honestly, I always thought the whole "name the age of comics" thing got uselessly complicated and played after the Silver Age, but I started reading comics almost exactly in the period these guys are following, so I'm a sucker for this stuff, you know?
* Comic Blog Link #3:Scary Go Round Work Blog? Please and thank you.
* Tom Spurgeon puts up fun links to Booksteve's Library like this run of MLJ house ads so often that I don't know why I haven't just bookmarked it yet.
* As silly as it sounds Link: Instant Chewbacca. (Via)
* A lot of people have linked to this concept art for the original Legend of Zelda, but in case you have not yet, you should really click through to the British Nintendo links like this one where the art originated.
* It's probably been everywhere by now, but if you haven't seen it this director's round table is kind of insane for membership, but not super interesting for content.
* And let's wrap with some art, huh? A really nice preview of the Scholastic color edition of Raina Telgemeier's excellent piece of autobio comics Smile. I bought this as a mini comic like 4 or 5 years ago, so I'm pretty tickled that they're finally putting it out in a mass form.