Sunday, April 9, 2017

ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 4/3/17 to 4/9/17

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

* Andy Oliver takes a look at KATZINE: THE FACTORY ISSUE by Katriona Chapman, and calls it "a love letter to a place and period of Chapman's life now lost to all but memory, a eulogy to relationships and people now dispersed and scattered, and a reminder of the vital importance of those lives that our own, however briefly."

* John Seven reviews James Albon's HER BARK AND HER BITE which "pulls from a fantasy version of an older era, but manages to do so in a way that is neither entrenched in the era it evokes or lodged in the present."

* Kim Jooha waits until early April to give us her amazing BEST COMICS OF 2016 (part 1) -- and it is well worth that wait!

* Rob Clough on DEMON VOLUMES 1 AND 2 by Jason Shiga, "a book about strategy and lateral thinking as much as it is about anything else."

* Nick Hanover reviews SPENCER AND LOCKE by David Pepose and Jorge Santiago, "a ghoulish and mean-spirited work".

* Jason Wilkins reviews Teva Harrison's IN-BETWEEN DAYS, a "memoir chronicling her life as a metastatic cancer patient" which "is graphic medicine at its finest."

WHATNOT

* Naomi Fry interviews VANESSA DAVIS.

* Cara Bean's THE ART CLASS IS A SANCTUARY CITY.

* J. A. Micheline's on-point observations in her op-ed piece for The Guardian, MARVEL SUPERHEROES AREN'T JUST FOR WHITE MEN -- TRUE DIVERSITY COULD BOOST SALES.

* Logan Dalton's 20 YEARS LATER: CHASING AMY IS A NICE TRY FOR A STRAIGHT GUY.


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