Today on the site:
Julia Gfrörer brings us a new column on three different comics: Untitled by Andrew Pannell; “A Happy Death” by Cathy G. Johnson; and “Semi-Vivi” by GG.
A big congratulations to our publisher and editor-in-chief Gary Groth for winning The Seattle Stranger's Genius Award. Well-deserved and may this be the first of many.
Here's a conversation between A.O. Scott and Marjane Satrapi.
Hey, I didn't know the transcript of that juvenile delinquency hearing in 1954 was online.
Comics-adjacent: A Gerhard Richter profile. I say comics adjacent because in 1962 young Gerhard completed a Steinberg-esque picture story that was only published this year and attributed to "Gerd Richter". It's very much in the vein of Steinberg's books, which were available in German, as well as the work of other influences on German visual culture like Andre Francois, Robert Osborne, and others from a mostly (lately) unmentioned generation of "illustrators".
This "most powerful in comics" list is wonderfully dated. History can be so cruel!
And finally, I don't think I could love this painting more. A masterpiece.