Phil Hampton's The Comic Academy may appear gimmicky, but I've been finding his for sale collections of interviews and content analysis with creators worth a while. There's also a bunch of free pdf reports which should hopefully keep folk thinking about the business side of things.
Paddy Lynch has recently completed Big Jim for O'Brien Press. Previews of the story of Trade Unionist and Easter Rising leader Jim Larkin appear on his blog, along with a new video about the Irish independent music/punk/DIY scene that has influenced him over the years.
http://twitter.com/#!/BugpowderComics is a Twitter feed about comics and stuff.
Uproar Comics are releasing this;
Story of Amelia Earhart tells the story of Earhart’s early years and the lead up to her unplanned touch down at Gallagher’s Field in Derry 80 years ago following her solo transatlantic crossing. A Day in May written and drawn by Campbell focuses on Earhart's 24 hour stay there, and is prose, pen and ink illustrations gleaned from first-hand account and reminiscenes from local people. Joe Campbell's artwork is nothing short of solid and delightful. I recommend you keep an eye out for this one when it becomes available to buy next week. Probably here.
Jimi Gherkin announces this year's Alternative Press Festival on 4th & 5th August, "with exhibitions planned for Orbital Comics, Gosh! London and TEN (yes, TEN!) venues in the weeks leading up to the main fair at London's Conway Hall. At the main Fair, we'll have three rooms filled with exhibitors from all over the world showing comix, zines, book arts, screen printing and self published art work. We are programming workshops, talks, a spoken word festival-within-the-festival and lots more, so stay tuned for more!"
Via Matt and the Twitter feed of Kieron Gillen: