It’s strange to think that life has been allowed to continue while we are, for the most part, trapped within our various states of lockdown limbo. That things completely unrelated to COVID-19 are still occurring every single day. Heartbreaking, incredible, hilarious, terrible, mundane things, just happening! Every, Single. Day. Some of these things have transpired within comics.
Remembering Richard Sala
Following the recent passing of cartoonist, illustrator, and comic book creator Richard Sala, close friend Daniel Clowes has written a touching memorial that celebrates his life, career, and his unique ‘Sala-ness’. Sala’s death was announced via Fantagraphics twitter page on May 9, 2020.
It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend, the cartoonist Richard Sala, has passed away at the age of 61. We are still processing, and will say more soon, but our hearts are with his close friends and family who are grieving this insurmountable loss. pic.twitter.com/19p2GuUUn6
— Fantagraphics Books (@fantagraphics) May 9, 2020
Adapting to Change
The cast for DC Comics audio production of The Sandman has been announced. Coming soon to Audible, The Sandman will be adapted for audio by Dirk Maggs with Neil Gaiman serving as creative director, and will star James McAvoy as Morpheus, Kat Dennings as Death, Michael Sheen as Lucifer, Taron Egerton as John Constantine, Samantha Morton as Urania Blackwell, Riz Ahmed as the Corinthian, Andy Serkis as Matthew the Raven, Bebe Neuwirth as the Siamese Cat, and Neil Gaiman as the Narrator.
Conversely, fans of the podcast Voyage to the Stars, written by Ryan Copple and starring Janet Varney and Felicia Day, will be pleased to learn that it is being adapted into a 4 part comic series by James Asmus and Connie Daidon. Voyage to the Stars will be published by IDW and is due for release in August 2020.
Joshua Williamson has announced that he has stepped down as the writer of The Flash.
Sam Humphries has announced that issue 75 of Harley Quinn will be its last.