Links: comics, books, music, etc.



At The Millions: “He became Spider-Man, an amazing addition to the New York skyline. A hyphen separated the two parts of his name.”

I wrote about Photobooth, a new graphic memoir/extensive history of vintage photobooths (Meags Fitzgerald, Conundrum Press).

The Comics Journal surveys the Decadence comics collective & self-published anthologies.

Via Sequart: “In The Quitter we come close to understanding the real Harvey Pekar” (Vertigo, 2005).

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On Trina Robbins’ “definitive new book about lesser-known and just plain forgotten female cartoonists.”

Writer Nick Hanover, someone I always feel fortunate to have read when I catch his byline, explores, educates himself/us on manga — a piece on Lone Wolf and Cub.

07_weirdfantasy_feldstein_1951mayjuneR.I.P. Al Feldstein, “a master at conveying open spaces and frightened faces,” writes Jason Sacks at Comics Bulletin. The EC Comics, Mad Magazine icon is remembered in a jaw-dropping cover gallery here.

Nice preview (marvelous watercolors) from Comics & Cola of Antoine Cossé’s Mutiny Bay.

“It could easily have been a…reverential exhibition called ‘Graphic Literature,’ and it could’ve been really dull.

Comics Alliance spotlights comics artist/architect Alison Sampson. My piece on new graphic novella Genesis.

Architectural wonder from comics legend Jack Kirby, 1963.


Donuts 33 1/3 author on his book about the record: “J Dilla always brought me back to my first love.” I am really looking forward to this book.

On Led Zeppelin’s potential creative debt to Spirit’s “Taurus.”

Los Angeles Review of Books on Mad World : An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s.

Subway maps “form a tangible expression of the city’s identity.” (Via Hyperallergic)

Via Chicago Reader, a look at the “1968 chronicle of a Chicago biker gang (that) helped inspire ‘Easy Rider’.”