First look at Crumb’s GENESIS in The New Yorker

While the Norton booth was hyping the fall release of R. Crumb’s adaptation of the Book of Genesis with a big poster, and editor Robert Weil had a copy, he refused to show it to anyone in the press, citing an embargo until today’s New Yorker. As a long time loyal New Yorker subscriber, we […]

A few BEA thoughts

I’m working on a focused BEA wrap-up for PW Comics Week, so I’ll post some of my more random thoughts here. • I twittered that it was a “good show”, although that’s a hugely subjective analysis, and many would disagree. Most BookExpo vets thought the show was down and slow, with anxiety, layoffs and giant […]

Alley Oop!

Last year the University of Missouri had a special exhibit celebrating 75 years of the comic strip Alley Oop, which concerns a comical, time raveling caveman. A digital exhibit is online, with a bio of creator V.T. Hamlin, information on the strip’s history, examples of Oop licensing over the years and much other interesting stuff. […]

Schulz Library blog

Robyn Chapman wrote to alert us to the existence of the CCS SChulz Library blog, a compendium of cool comical things: The Schulz Library resides in a restored old firehouse on the bank of the White River. The room is packed with zines, graphic novels, cartoon collections, and related ephemera— an amazing and inspirational resource […]

Kinda tired

Despite all the talk of there being no galleys at BookExpo last week, we still found ourselves dragging big loads of books all over the place. How does that happen? Anyhoo, we’re sort of in recovery today, even whilst girding up for MoCCA Fest later this week. We’re sure to have missed some things we […]