Saturday, April 23, 2016

ICYMI -- Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 4/18/16 to 4/24/16

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


COMICS CRITICISM


* Zainab Akhtar closes down her site, COMICS & COLA, which is both a loss to the industry and a clarion call for greater diversity and tolerance. Her critical voice will be sorely missed.
* Andy Oliver on Simon Moreton's SMOO COMICS #10
* Annie Mok on Mike Dawson's RULES FOR DATING MY DAUGHTER
* Shea Hennum on Austin English's GULAG CASUAL
* RJ Casey on NATIONAL LAMPOON PRESENTS CLAIRE BRETECHER
* Paul Mirek on Ken Eppstein's BUCK SLAUGHTER'S BOOK OF ROCK 'N' ROLL FACTS
* James Kaplan on Matt and Charlene Kindt's DEPT. H #1
* Mark Stack on SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #6
* Alex Manfield on MORAL COMPLACENCY IN THE AGE OF THE BADDER, THE BETTER and 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK #1

WHATNOT


* Katie Skelly draws a page from AGENT 10
* Austin Lanari interviews KENDRA JOSIE KIRKPATRICK
* Jonah Weiland interviews BILL SIENKIEWICZ
* Tom Spurgeon has the best list of EISNER NOMINEES
* Dave Accampo on DIVERSITY AND COMIC BOOK SALES 
* Kelly Kanayama on THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF BEING (IN COMICS ACADEMIA)
* Sarah Kurchak's HOW AUTISM AWARENESS GOES WRONG
* A short review/interview with Okla Elliott about his translation of Jurgen Becker's BLACKBIRDS IN SEPTEMBER
* Jon Ronson interviews MONICA LEWINSKY
* WHY AMERICA'S SCHOOLS HAVE A MONEY PROBLEM
* Katie Tandy's A EULOGY FOR THOSE WHO ARE STILL ALIVE

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