Sunday, November 22, 2015

ICYMI -- Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 11/15/15 to 11/21/15

Highlighting some great comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.


COMICS CRITICISM


* One of the best critical voices in the comics biz is hanging it up. After ten years, Justin Giampaoli says his good byes. I'll probably have more to say about this in the coming weeks, as Justin has been a major influence on my critical sensibilities
* Ken Parille on Daniel Clowes on Superheroes via his Batman Cover
* Nick Hanover on IRENE #6
* Chase Magnett on why SANDMAN is NOT a good intro to comics.
* Katie Kilkenny reviews Ramzi Fawaz's THE NEW MUTANTS: SUPERHEROES AND THE RADICAL IMAGINATION OF AMERICAN COMICS
* Ian Dawe on ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR, Harvey Pekar's last AMERICAN SPLENDOR from Vertigo
* Kelly Kanayama on MONSTRESS #1
* Andy Oliver on FRONTIER #9 by Becca Tobin 
* Suzanne Walker on Cartooning Disability: HAWKEYE AND HEARING LOSS 
* Jared Gardner "highlights some recent additions to the growing body of graphic literature devoted to medicine, illness, and recovery"


WHATNOT

* The Hidden Life of Marginalia
* Keith Silva really loves the movie TWO-LANE BLACKTOP 
* Jillian Tamaki's EMOTIONAL FASHION STATEMENTS OF CANADA
* Two Poems by JON WHITBREAD
* CHESS by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
* The KOCH INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
* Keep drinking coffee, my friends
* My Carpet Liquidation Center Really Is Going Out Of Business This Time
* You Can't Fix Schools by Fixing Schools
* Richard Holmes on The Greatness of WILLIAM BLAKE

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