As Jog noted in his column this week, the final issue of Neonomicon just came out, so now I have to figure out whether or not it's worth resurrecting the Comics Comics Comic-Book Club one more time, possibly in mutated form. Those of you who were reading along, stay tuned -- I'll figure something out.
Now, to the links:
Multiple birds killed with one stone in this brief review. A model of the short form.
Richard O'Connor digs up an old George Plimpton introduction to a Bill Plympton collection.
I suppose now that we've made the move to the Journal, I no longer am obligated to bring to your attention all news on Steve Gerber. But old habits die hard. Here's a Scott Edelman interview with the writer. The audio's a little poor, unfortunately, but Gerber is a good talker.
Carol Tyler is more charming when she gets purist about comics terminology than John Byrne is. Big claim, I know,
Speaking of Byrne, Roberto Batuel at the Comics Grid offers a short and perhaps slightly too reverential take on the infamous blank pages of Alpha Flight issue 6.
Normally I like to leave comic-book movie news to Dapper Dan, but just this once: the producers of the new live-action adaptation of Akira are reportedly hoping to cast white actors as the main characters (and change the location from "Neo Tokyo" to "New Manhattan"). Some are complaining, but they are probably forgetting how well Roland Emmerich's Godzilla came out.
You're probably seen word going around about the shirts Daniel Clowes designed for Stüssy. (Interview here.) They're beautiful, as were the ones the Hernandez Bros did a while back, but I have to wonder: Am I the only one who would have trouble wearing a shirt with a Stüssy logo that big? I guess I'm just getting old.
For the Utne Reader, Joe Sacco goes to New Jersey.