It’s the end of a long week here in sunny Carroll Gardens. This weekend I plan to go to Frank’s comic book sale, where you can tell me which version of TCJ was better than this one, and why. What better way to spend a beautiful Saturday than inside a sweaty inferno of back issues? No kidding!
You know who doesn’t kid around? Tucker Stone. He is a serious, intense man. And he has words he’d like you to read now. These words will be about numerous new comics about which the less said the better.
Elsewhere, things are, as Tim mentioned yesterday, quiet.
-Great cartoonists Dan Zettwoch and Kevin Huizenga are making a couple of appearances in support of their excellent new books Birdseye Bristoe and Gloriana. One of them today in Chicago! Go see these guys.
-If you need just a little more Tucker to carry you through the weekend, then check out his podcast with Joe McCulloch and Matt Seneca. I listened to the whole thing! This week it’s all about Otomo and Kidd.
I really enjoyed Chip Kidd’s Batman: Death by Design. The story was wonderfully structured — a kind of architectural whodunnit designed like a deco building: Elegant, with a bunch of surprises, some wonderfully strange moments, and loopy personal touches. Naturally it’s also an awfully attractive object. Worth tracking down.
-This is a cute comic book store/Ray Bradbury anecdote.
-Evan Dorkin tells us about the time he almost published a Rocketeer story.
That’s it. See you at the con!