The Weekly Read – Aug 29th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have Jeff Lemire time management pro, Becky Cloonan ask box, and the abortion episode of BoJack Horseman.

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1. Time Management and Process (or How The @#$% Do I Write So Many Books?) | Jeff Lemire Blog
“I am currently writing about 7 or 8 monthly books and drawing one as well (right now I’m finishing up art for the graphic novel AD: AFTER DEATH, written by Scott Snyder, an exclusive page from which is featured above!). The first thing I would say is that I am probably doing too much stuff right now.But, when you love to do what you do, it’s hard to stop, and hard to say no to new opportunities to work with artist and characters that inspire you.”

When you find out Jeff Lemire is a machine. Here is Lemire’s breakdown of how he manages to juggle so many monthlys at once.

2 . What’s the hardest part about being an artist for a living? What makes it all worth it for you? | Becky Cloonan Tumblr
“A lot has changed since art has become my full-time job. I used to only draw when I felt like it, now I have to draw even if I feel uninspired, or unmotivated. I had to learn to turn that switch off, and treat it like a job, and not as a hobby.”

An ask in Becky Cloonan’s tumblr, it’s an older post but still relevant.

3. Why The Blockbuster Movie Bubble Will Burst In 2018 | Cracked
“In 2013, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas predicted the film industry as we know it would “implode” if/when, in the near future, too many wildly expensive blockbuster movies flopped. And if ever there were a year for an implosion on that scale to occur it would be 2018, the year when there are nearly as many major studio tentpole releases as there are weeks in the year.”

Be there for your indie darlings and small budget gems because it will get messy.

4. SUPERWOMAN #1 GOES FOR THE BIG TWISTS (REVIEW) | Nerdist
““Who is Superwoman?” She’s not who you were expecting. For months, DC has teased the New 52’s Lois Lane as the new Superwoman, and she makes her second appearance in that new role here in the first issue of her ongoing series. But the first twist is that Lois isn’t the only Superwoman. “

A great review of the upcoming Superwoman series.

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5. Inside The Radical Abortion Episode On “BoJack Horseman” | Buzzfeed
“BoJack Horseman confronts taboo subjects with wackiness bordering on chutzpah; in its third season, abortion is no exception. When biographer-turned-social media manager Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie) accidentally tweets about her own abortion through the Twitter account of teenage dolphin pop star Sextina Aquafina (Daniele Gaither), the young music artist relishes the attention.”

BoJack Horseman narrative is breaking the mould surrounding animated series or even sitcoms. Watch it now on Netflix.

 

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