Today on the site: Sean T. Collins on the latest comic from Lala Albert:
True, in a way, to its title, Lauren “Lala” Albert’s Alien Invasion III has two primary concerns: aliens and invasiveness. The former are presented in the fashion that has become Albert’s trademark as an artist working with science-fictional imagery in an underground context — otherworldly and elfin, their ubiquitous third eyes a collective locus of mystical enlightenment, erotic fascination, and viscous physicality all at once. The invasions are varied. Aliens visit Earth, humans visit other worlds, humans and aliens travel between worlds together. Alien biology is probed by a human performing an autopsy, explored by two aliens in a body-modification ritual with romantic undertones, inserted unexpectedly and forcibly into an unsuspecting human’s more familiar body. In all four cases the theme is intimacy, invited or not.
Robert Boyd uses the NY Times Chronicle tool to track the mentions of “comic strip” or “comic book”.
PW examines the current digital landscape for graphic novels.
A look at Japan’s anti-piracy campaign.
And here’s a chat with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller about the new Sin City film. I think there’s probably some value in watching that movie from a visuals standpoint. I don’t know what value, but some kind!