Sunday, November 6, 2016

ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 10/31/16 to 11/6/16

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


Before that, though, let me implore you to please
GO VOTE!

COMICS CRITICISM

* Greg Hunter on THE SHIRLEY JACKSON PROJECT, edited by Robert Kirby.

* John Seven reviews Guy Colwell's IN FOX'S FOREST, "... a timely fable of ill-effects of coercion and detainment, of being true to yourself, of what is normal..."

* Ben Cowles' short review of TETRIS: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY by Box Brown

* "A coloring book is a game played between the original artist and the person picking up drawing tools to fill in lines." Annie Mok reviews Anders Nilsen's new coloring book, A WALK IN EDEN 

WHATNOT

* Keenan Keller interviews BENJAMIN MARRA about his newest book, American Blood, and so much more.

* Daniel Harmon interviews JULIA GFRORER about her new book from Fantagraphics, Laid Waste.

* "This world is absolutely, unconscionably terrifying." Dan Nadel interviews ANYA DAVIDSON about her life, work, music, and her book, Band For Life.

* Ryan Claytor interviews TOM HART on the MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast Episode #3 (as well as discusses all sorts of things going on at the Michigan State University Comics Studies program)

* Andy Oliver and the rest of the Small Pressganged over on Broken Frontier celebrate FIVE YEARS of publishing some of the best small press reviews by celebrating some of the creators who have been covered there since 2011.

* Michel Fiffe is offering a subscription to the next 6 issues of COPRA which includes issues 29 - 31, plus the final 3 installments of Copra Versus.

* Lars Martinson talks about the realities of self-publishing his latest book, TONOHARU: PART THREE, in terms of costs and distribution. Spoiler: Nobody's getting rich.

* Always a great read, Brian Hibbs' TILTING AT WINDMILLS series looks at The Long and Diminishing Tail of Graphic Novel Series.

* Looking for great comics criticism? Sometimes you have to support it! To that end, ROB CLOUGH has launched a Patreon. Please consider throwing him a couple of bucks a month. 

READ THIS: J.A. Micheline's BLACK HEROISM AND "THE MAN" IN LUKE CAGE

* As goes San Francisco, so often goes the rest of the country. With that in mind, please read Tim Redmond's piece WHY TECH MONEY WANTS TO RULE SF




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