Elsewhere in the world:
-TCJ-contributor Nicole Rudick on the artist Jess over at The Paris Review.
-The international cartoon news is the story of political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi in India.
-A comparison between two versions of The Little Engine That Could.
-Tim's old Comic Books Changed Their Lives is back, here, with this story about Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.
-The great John Pham opened a show, with Rob Sato, at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles. Nicholas Gazin has the report.
-And finally, Renee French has started a weekly comic strip over at Study Group.