Friday, May 26, 2006

The Friday Briefing, with Bullet Points! -- And here they are:

That's all I have for you for now, but I may be back later, depending on the pace of the day.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

CBR on Moore and Gebbie's Lost Girls -- Head over to Comic Book Resources for part one of a three-part interview covering the soon-to-be-released Lost Girls; see also my thoughts on this extraordinary graphic novel, which should be read by every adult who appreciates great works of comic art.


Two Great New Books From Fantagraphics -- Last night I read two new books, SCRUBLANDS by Joe Daly and INNOCENCE AND SEDUCTION: THE ART OF DAN DECARLO by Bill Morrison, both published by Fantagraphics Books.

SCRUBLANDS is a wonderful book of highly readable and entertaining comics by an African cartoonist seeing print in North America for the first time. I found it impossible to put the book down; it's funny, surreal, and quite beautiful. Daly is on my permanent list of creators I always read based on the strength of this one book.

INNOCENCE AND SEDUCTION is an unspeakably well-produced artbook that showcases the full spectrum of DeCarlo's artistic power from the very beginning to the end of his career. It's also a deeply moving memorial and biography. More comics creators should be given this sort of respect.

I know I'll be re-reading both of these volumes again and again. Two very different books, but both essential to anyone interested in where comics has been (DeCarlo), and what is still possible to achieve in the medium (Daly).


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

New Bryan Lee O'Malley Interview -- Comic Book Galaxy's Gordon McAlpin interviews Bryan Lee O'Malley, just in time for today's release of Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness. Go check it out!


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Scott Pilgrim 3 Tomorrow -- Don't forget to hit your local comic shop tomorrow, as it's the official release date of Scott Pilgrim and The Infinite Sadness, the third volume in the vastly entertaining series by creator Bryan Lee O'Malley.

If you somehow haven't yet experienced the charm and delights of the adventures of Scott, Wallace, Knives, Ramona and the gang, check out my reviews of Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

The Scott Pilgrim series is just about the most energetic, entertaining funnybook series being published right now, so trust me when I tell you that if you haven't read it yet, you're missing out on a whole hell of a lot of fun.


Monday, May 22, 2006

Monday Evening Plans -- Rum, pizza, two hours of Jack Bauer kicking and 'sploding shit up real good.

It's like Christmas in May.


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