It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for another edition of Joe McCulloch’s This Week in Comics. In this installment, he starts things off with a mini-essay on a recent 2000 AD serial (in Judge Dredd Magazine, to be precise), Pat Mills and Clint Langley’s American Reaper.
We also have a new webcomics column from Shaenon Garrity, an introduction to the works of longtime webcartoonist (and creator of Bruno, Little Dee, and Spacetrawler) Christopher Baldwin.
And Rob Clough reviews the comic book that’s taken a lot of people by surprise this year, Ethan Rilly’s Pope Hats #2.
Elsewhere on the internet:
1. Tom Spurgeon interviews Rich Tomasso, primarily about his (excellent) coloring for the new Carl Barks Library, but also covering his own recent cartooning.
2. In a terrific post, Paul Tumey and Frank Young gather a handful of examples of classic comic-book artists putting versions of themselves into their work, including Sheldon Mayer, Jack Cole, and Simon & Kirby.
3. Bob Layton announced on Facebook that the corporate atmosphere at Marvel has gotten so pervasive that he can no longer work for the company.
4. Evan Dorkin talks to the SF Weekly to promote his new Milk & Cheese collection.
5. Somehow I missed that Rick Altergott had started a new webcomic for Vice! As far as I am concerned, this is the big news of 2011 so far, folks.
6. Brad Mackay has an extensive obituary of Alvin Schwartz, the complicated man and comic-book writer who created Bizarro.
7. Book designer Peter Mendelsund has posted part two of his illustrated essay on the covers of Lolita that I linked to a while back.
8. Finally, I don’t really know what this means, but since this recent bit of Occupy Wall Street-affiliated protest art features three cartoon characters, I figured I’d link to it and let you decide for yourselves.