This morning we have a real treat for those of you who may have missed it in the print edition of the Journal a few years back (and also for those of you who haven’t reread it for a while, for that matter): Gary Groth’s 2006 evisceration of Eisner/Miller, a classic of the form.
Kevin Huizenga goes Santoro on us, and lets everyone in on the process he’s developed over the years to help him lay out his comics. Very nice.
Over at Nerve, Grace Bello wrangles sex advice out of cartoonists Emily Flake, Rick Altergott, and Anders Nilsen. Very strange.
The A.V. Club has a nice if short interview with Mad legend Jack Davis.
The gang at Mindless Ones have thrown together a long, conversational group review of ten million comics, ostensibly focusing on DC’s New 52 titles, but in effect covering just about everything.
Eddie Campbell continues his exploration of romance comics, this time including a look at EC’s attempts at the genre. I have to object to his description of Al Feldstein’s art though. “Wooden” I’ll grant, but “charmless”? There’s something very comfortable and calming about Feldstein’s work, as if it was drawn by an old friend who makes up with energy what he lacks in craft. (I can’t believe I’m defending Al Feldstein.)