Michael DeForge is back again this morning (or the Michael DeForge from March is, anyway), this time with a look at a Toronto-based psychoanalytic group, the kind they don’t make ’em like anymore.
Also, the indefatigable Rob Clough reviews the latest volume of Joann Sfar and Louis Trondheim’s Dungeon Monstres.
*When I saw who was involved with the Paying for It critical roundtable over at the Savage Critics (part one, part two), I got pretty excited. Up to this point, it’s been a lot more dismissive of Brown’s work than most reviews have been, and the participants are perhaps just a bit too in sync in their views (at least so far) for this to be quite as much fun as roundtables sometimes can be.
Based solely on the subject matter, I expected there to be a lot more angry denunciations of this book than have appeared so far. Responses have been unusually measured in general. I also expected at least a few reviews to be entirely positive, extolling Brown’s politics as obviously correct, and so far I haven’t read any at all. They’ve got to be somewhere right? On a libertarian blog somewhere, or a prostitution website?
*Seth’s father, who wrote the memoir Bannock, Beans, and Black Tea, has passed away, and the cartoonist wrote a tribute to him on the D&Q site.
*You should really look at these excerpts from Roy Crane’s scrapbook, which also includes working notes and layouts for a strip he was developing in 1977.
*The great Arnold Roth has started a blog.
*Kim Thompson and translator Jenna Allen talk Gil Jordan, Private Detective. I am very interested in reading this book.
*Matt Thorn does some tour-guide work regarding Takako Shimura’s new web comic.
*For lettering and design obsessives: D. B. Dowd talks wordmarks.