All right, let’s get ready for the weekend with a new review by Rob Clough of The Collected John G. Miller. I have to admit, I don’t think I’d ever heard of Miller before, but Rob’s piece really makes me want to check him out.
Elsewhere: In an editorial that reflects an obvious love and knowledge of comics history unusual for a newspaper columnist, Samira Ahmed at the Guardian argues that as Albert Uderzo retires, Asterix should be allowed to do so as well.
The excellent book designer Peter Mendelsund interviews Chip Kidd about his working space, for the “From the Desk of…” series.
Gahan Wilson deserves a statue. I haven’t yet read this interview with him, but I plan to do so as soon as I get a chance today.
Kate Beaton fans have a lot to read and listen to today.
Tom Spurgeon has a solid-as-usual review of the recent Alex Toth anthology Setting the Standard. My mother isn’t really a big comics reader. I mean, she reads the funny pages in the paper, but that’s basically it. I don’t know what it means, but the last time she came to visit, she picked up this Toth book from the coffee table and tore through it in a couple days. (She was also a big fan of Benjamin Marra’s Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd.) Go figure.
Flavorwire has a good interview with Daniel Clowes regarding The Death-Ray.