Off-Panel: Kate Beaton vs. Grumpy Cat

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“While publishers like First Second, Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics and more have long hanged their hat on graphic novels and reaped the rewards from the growth that format has seen in recent years, many major publishers still treat trades and graphic novels like the publishers are the Dursley’s and graphic novels are Harry Potter. They belong under the stairs with our underage wizards and filled longboxes.”

As a person who prefers trades to issues purely in terms of storage (the issues around my house are driving me to a slow death), I found this article on the format of comics fascinating.

“You came up with the line “I had fun once and it was awful” in a strip, long before that became a catchphrase for Grumpy Cat — and there are periodic allegations that your joke was stolen. Have you forgiven Grumpy Cat?”

No, Kate Beaton, you should NEVER forgive Grumpy Cat! (For the record, she does forgive him.)

“It’s time for George Harrison to be immortalized in the world of comic books, as StormFront Comics has announced a new biography about the famed Beatle.”

I’ll read this.

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