Sunday, November 20, 2016

ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 11/14/16 to 11/20/16

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

COMICS CRITICISM

* Philippe LeBlanc writes a very personal review of Richie Pope's "Fatherson" contained in Youth In Decline's FRONTIER #13.

* Sacha Mardou's ON BEING A WOMAN IN THE MANLY WORLD OF DANIEL CLOWES is the sort of long-form criticism that we need more of.

* Kim Jooha's post on EUROPEAN ABSTRACT FORMALIST COMICS is an incredible repository of this sort of work and a primer as to what's going on.

* Rob McMonigal talks about Tillie Walden's webcomic, ON A SUNBEAM, and features some of its amazing panels.

* John Seven reviews Jessica Campbell's HOT OR NOT.

* Nick Hanover on the new hardcover release of Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn's ALEX + ADA.

* Not small press, but some amazing comics criticism: Ray Sonne's APOLLO: THE FEMININE SUPERMAN is absolutely first rate writing about comics.

WHATNOT

* Tom K. and Jordan from Uncivilized Books are launching a new kid's comics imprint, ODOD BOOKS. Give their Kickstarter a gander and throw some cash their way.

* Robert Tutton interviews Swedish Cartoonist Kim W. Andersson about his book, ALENA, and the horror genre.

* Robin McConnell interviews NOAH VAN SCIVER and SETH resulting in a fascinating conversation between the three of them.

* Glen Weldon's THE TERM "GRAPHIC NOVEL" HAS HAD A GOOD RUN. WE DON'T NEED IT ANYMORE.

* Adam Kirsch reviews Michael Chabon's new novel, MOONGLOW.

* J.A. Micheline's CRITICAL JAM #7: A RIGHT TO BE HOSTILE IN 2016.

* Cornel West's GOODBYE, AMERICAN NEOLIBERALISM. A NEW ERA IS HERE.

* Nikole Hannah-Jones' THE END OF THE POSTRACIAL MYTH

* Ijeoma Oluo's QUESTIONING SAFETY PIN SOLIDARITY REVEALED WHY I CAN'T TRUST WHITE PEOPLE

*Nick Hanover's THIS IS OUR FAULT: WHITE PEOPLE NEED TO STOP ASKING FOR EMPATHY AND FIX OURSELVES

* A Group of Editors over on Tablet have a post-election round-table discussion they title: IT'S "GIULIANI TIME" FOR AMERICA.

* And finally, this is strangely cathartic:


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