Frank Santoro files his column from the road.
And James Romberger reviews In the Days of the Mob.
A new book on Bob Montana outside of Archie. Mike Lynch’s announcement of the book includes this quote, which is the best I’ve read about comics in a long while:
“Bob didn’t want his friends to think he was all about the comic strip,” said Anderson. “One of his friends told me that he used to say, ‘What kind of person would you think I was if my ego and self worth were wrapped up in a comic strip?’”
What kind of person indeed?
Comics repression in Egypt.
Writer-about-comics Gene Kannenberg, Jr. podcasts.
A preview of Brandon Graham’s new Multiple Warheads rarities collection.
Darryl Ayo Brathwaite on cartoonists as human beings.
Rob Liefeld on the halcyon days of the X-Men.
More love for Ed Piskor from his hometown paper.
Not comics: The great film critic Stanley Kauffmann passed away and James Wolcott and David Denby pay tribute to him.