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It's Tuesday, which means Joe McCulloch is on the scene, with recommendations for the Week in Comics.


—Interviews. Seth fills out a questionnaire. Al Hirschfeld's last interview was apparently given to a ten-year-old boy. Xavier Guilbert discusses things with Marc Bell. The latest guest on the Virtual Memories podcast is Roger Langridge. Paul Gravett has a short profile of Michael DeForge. Lance Parkin talks a little bit about the behind-the-scenes for his new Alan Moore biography. Keith Knight appeared on Kamau Bell's Totally Biased (via):

—Reviews & Commentary. Over at the L.A. Review of Books, David M. Ball writes on Ivan Brunetti's Aesthetics: A Memoir. Ng Suat Tong excavates The Trigan Empire. Rob Clough looks at the evolution of Jeffrey Brown's autobio comics. Tom Holland reminisces about Asterix.

Dylan Horrocks appears in this Auckand newspaper story about the banning of Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie's Lost Girls from area libraries. Brigid Alverson caught a New York Post story I missed, about Al Plastino and his surprise upon discovering that original art he thought had been donated to the JFK Memorial Library was up for auction by another seller.

Two fund-raisers you might be interested in: a revival of Neil the Horse and the fourth-year subscription drive for Mothers News.

—Finally, Lou Reed, R.I.P.
There are many strong pieces out about him now, but keeping it at least somewhat comics-related, here's Neil Gaiman's very well done 1992 interview with Reed, plus Robert Guffey's anecdote about meeting Reed in 2005 that also surprisingly involves Gaiman. Gaiman wrote more about Reed for The Guardian yesterday. Sean Howe has proof of Reed's one-time brush with the Marvel universe. And of course there was his collaboration with Mattotti.