Back from vacation at last. Thanks to Dan for filling in for me. There are about a million online links I need to post while I’m catching up, so please bear with me while I get back to speed (and forgive me if I should have credited you for finding the link–in my attempts to catch up, I know I’ve accidentally lost track of a few sources.)
Joe McCulloch is here this morning, too, of course, with his regular roundup of the most interesting looking comics products being offered for sale this week.
1. Eddie Campbell writes about Craig Thompson’s long-awaited Habibi, and briefly responds to Nadim Damluji’s take on Thompson’s usage of Orientalist tropes. (We are preparing our own coverage of Habibi now, and should have something on the book up soon.)
2. The recent Boswell to Alan Moore’s Johnson, Pádraig Ó Méalóid, gets a revealing and lengthy interview out of Kevin O’Neill, mostly focused on his and Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series.
4. Ruth Franklin at The New Republic reviews Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus, his new book/DVD-ROM.
5. Vanessa Davis drew a Yom Kippur strip for Tablet.
6. Presented without comment: Rob Liefeld gives advice on how to deal with “haters.”
7. Am I the only who didn’t know they were making a film version of Tatsumi’s Drifting Life?
9. Bob Temuka appreciates the latest issue of Love and Rockets.
10. If you only read one of the many Maurice Sendak interviews I have linked to over the last few weeks, this is a good one to pick.