Ram On

Joe McCulloch offers his usual take on the week in comics, with a bonus mini-essay on Phoebe Gloeckner.

Rob Clough reviewed the latest Jason (& Fabien Vehlmann) book, Isle of 100,000 Graves. This is a really fun story, and personally, I liked it as much as any other Jason I've read.

Department of historical oddities: An Alan Moore/Fantagraphics comic book that never happened.

Jordan Crane's Last Lonely Saturday has been made into a short film.

Department of profiles of important figures:
Dave Moriarty of Rip Off Press in the Austin American-Statesman (via)

And Mickey Mouse maestro Floyd Gottfredson, in The Australian. (also via CR)

The second part of the Walt Disney essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum I linked to last week. In this section, he moves on to evaluating the films (as of the essay's publication in 1975).

Paul Gravett writes about war comics, British and Canadian.

Some of you may remember the Australian tabloid story linked to here last week, in which a controversy was manufactured regarding an upcoming visit by Robert Crumb. Because of that story, the cartoonist has cancelled his appearance. [UPDATE: Tom Spurgeon has additional information here. This is a Spurgeon-heavy post today! It is good to have him back.]

Luc Sante once wanted to be a cartoonist? Who knew?

The A.V. Club tours the house where Siegel and Shuster created Superman.

Christopher Allen reviews the new issue of the Comics Journal.

One Response to Ram On

  1. patrick ford says:

    The “Cinder Block” arrived today. Turning to my favorites first. The Crumb interview is wonderful. Crumb’s insight, knowledge, as always make reading his interviews a great pleasure. Reading his thoughts on Genesis illuminates the care and consideration he gave the text, and

    his approach to it. From my point of view his decisions were exactly the right ones. The round table thing isn’t something I’d read; a vastly more interesting round table would have been one which involved Crumb himself, and people with a similar knowledge of the Bible.

    Turning next to the Jim Woodring interview and sketchbook pages the first thought which occurs to me (a common one I’d think) is when can we expect to see “pop-ups” in a Frank story?

    And of course Joe Sacco is one of the few people on Earth as interesting, and perceptive as Robert Crumb. Like Crumb he knows exactly what he’s doing, and has given careful deliberation to every aspect of his work.

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