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).
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.
R.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.
MUSIC, BOOKS, OTHER
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’.”