Upcoming, updates, upbraiding

I’m going to be lazy in my assessment of this week’s ComicList and just point you to stalwarts like Jog, Matthew J. Brady, and Chris Mautner and Kevin Melrose. I will just note that the soft-cover version of the second volume of Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack (Vertical) seems to be due in comic shops.

And with that lazy segue out of the way, I’ll move into a quick update on my Black Jack Preventative Medicine Giveaway, which is bustling right along. I’ve gotten some great entries so far, and I can’t wait to post people’s thoughts on how to make the comics industry healthier. Even with under a dozen entries so far, people are covering a lot of ground from a number of different perspectives.

Thanks to everyone who’s linked to the contest. Well… almost everyone. I continue to be shocked by the number of sites and individuals who swipe content from hard-working bloggers like Brigid Alverson and post it as their own. Seriously, that just sucks. If you’re trying to generate content for your site, do it the old fashioned way and just write it, if you’re capable of such complex thinking. Cutting and pasting isn’t writing, and doing so without any kind of attribution is plain old plagiarism.

7 Responses to Upcoming, updates, upbraiding

  1. jun says:

    I concur about the content swipers! It seems just this week a new one has popped up and has tried to leave comments on my site.

  2. davidpwelsh says:

    I send those right to spam, which is satisfying, sure, but I’m still baffled by the behavior.

  3. Connie says:

    Those sites really confused me at first. They get kicked automatically to my spam filter, but I figured they were just set up as a way to generate ad revenue via linkbacks. I wondered if there were real people behind them, or if it just auto-generates the content.

  4. matthew says:

    did the 2nd hardcover of black jack ever come out? Or did I miss it?

  5. jun says:

    I went to my local comic shop today thinking it had come out, but it hadn’t. The proprietor looked it up and said Diamond hadn’t received it yet.

  6. matthew says:

    Wow, that’s going to make retailers super happy. “Hey, that hardcover you ordered first? It’ll come out after the softcover.”

  7. jun says:

    Heh. Seriously. I was so paranoid that it wasn’t there, I practically forced the proprietor to make sure we’d well and truly ordered it.

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