It’s Tuesday again, which means it’s Joe McCulloch’s guided tour of the Week in Comics, along with his thoughts on Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.
—Department of Politics. Over at Hazlitt, TCJ columnist Jeet Heer reviews Victor Navasky’s new book on political cartoons, The Art of Controversy, by way of Hitler’s cartoon problem. Paul Gravett examines Margaret Thatcher’s influence on British comics. And Françoise Mouly and Toon Books have started an “Agitprop” section on the Toon Books Tumblr. (Here’s Sue Coe on animal farming.)
—Department of Interviews. Gil Roth, who I had the pleasure of meeting at MoCCA, just posted the first “live” episode of his Virtual Memories podcast, with special guest Ben Katchor. Alex Dueben at Suicide Girls talks to Ann Nocenti, who has had an interesting career. Michael Cavna talks to internet celebrity and Simon’s Cat creator Simon Tofield.
—Mark Waid remembers Carmine Infantino for the L.A. Times.
—Ars Technica reports on the final outcome of that strange, lengthy The Oatmeal/FunnyJunk legal battle from last summer. Apparently, Charles Carreon is out $46,000.
—D.B. Dowd talks about what he calls the cinematic narrative problem.
—Bryan Munn reviews Julie Delporte’s Journal.
—Steven Heller has a gallery of Mexican caricaturist Miguel Covarrubias.