On the Run
Today on the site we have another SDCC panel, this time The Auteur Theory of Comics, in which Arlen Schumer and Randolph Hoppe theorize that comic-book artist Jack Kirby was a de facto co-creator and co-author, with the credited writer, of his work: with John Morrow and TCJ contributors Charles Hatfield and Craig Fischer. And Brandon Soderberg reviews The Furry Trap, by Josh Simmons:
If the stories in Simmons’ new collection The Furry Trap, were designed to simply freak readers out, they would end in a page or two. But Simmons sticks with his ugly ideas, until the fucked-up-ness is no longer scary or even funny, and just kind of sits there to turn over in your brain. Shock seems besides the point.
I second that thought, except I’ve found the book frightening in the long term. It’s a brilliant and brave book.
Tablet Magazine compares the depictions of Jerusalem in recent books by Harvey Pekar and Guy Delisle. Bleeding Cool hilariously calls out Tom Devlin’s true nature in this summary of the Drawn & Quarterly / Fantagraphics panel at SDCC.
And this blog looks to be very promising: Terry Gilliam’s daughter is chronicling her father’s accumulation of stuff.