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Dan the great Paul Karasik reviews Joyce Farmer's Special Exits:
People in comics tend to become symbols.
In Joyce Farmer’s powerful Special Exits the people are more people-like than I have encountered in comics in a long time.
Being a comics snob, I entered the book kicking and screaming.
And Shaenon Garrity's column returns, this time covering the entire history of webcomics, from Dr. Fun to Kate Beaton:
Is this the future of webcomics: stick figures and screencaps that can fit to an iPhone? Maybe, but at the same time, good webcomics are better than ever. When I started drawing webcomics in 2000, my chicken-scratch drawings and barely-legible lettering represented some of the better effort in the field. I could never have imagined that work on the level of Danielle Corsetto’s raunchy lady strip Girls with Slingshots, Ursula Vernon’s fantasy graphic novel Digger, or Blaise Larmee’s haunting experimental comic 2001 would be representative of the medium.
The mysterious Pádraig Ó Méalóid turns in another of his seemingly endless series of interviews with Alan Moore, covering his upcoming League of Extraordinary Gentlemen book. Actually, it's basically nothing but promotion, but Moore is such a good talker you end up not minding.
Comics Journal fan favorite Nick Gazin wrote a column for Vice again. Bug him over there for a while, will you?
And the Guardian has a short but sweet profile of the great writer Flannery O'Connor, focusing on her little-known work as a cartoonist. (via)