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Sequential Tart writes " Some of the women at Sequential Tart have been reading comics since they were children, some of them started reading them as adults, and some are quite recent converts. But in all cases, we've picked up a comic, read it, and then gone back for more. And then to cap it all we've felt the urge to write about it! There's just something about the comic medium that exerts a strong pull on the women of Tart, and on many other readers around the world. In this month's Tart To Heart we try to find out what exactly that special something is that makes the medium so resilient and so addictive.
Hey, as long as you're taking the book anyway, why not ask for a little extra service?
Anonymous Patron writes Comic Books for Young Adults.
The Web site is designed "to introduce librarians (as well as teachers and parents) to the rich, diverse offerings from today's comics book publishers, and to encourage the acquisition of comic books and graphic novels in libraries serving young adults."
Saying that his work did not fit "the tone" of the NYTimes.com website, the editorial cartoons of Ed Ralls have been cut from the site. Ralls claims that the organization caved into pressure from conservatives who didn't like his work. Ralls is the guy who raised a collective gasp over his 9/11-themed 2002 cartoon satirizing "terror widows." More here from Editor and Publisher. Ralls' cartoons and columns are at TedRall.com.
stevejzoo writes "In the nineteen fifties and sixties, Julius Schwartz directed the revival of superhero comics as editor at DC comics. He was 88 when he died. Obituaries at DigitalWebring and the New York Times.(Registration required.) Brief biography at Toontimes.com