Lynda Barry gets critical study from University Press of Mississippi

Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass is a new scholarly look at the esteemed cartoonist’s work, especially as it related to girlhood. Written by Susan E. Kirtley, the book is available now.

With Barry’swork in a variety of mediums – comics novel sand stage — widely acclaimed, , a dedicated look at her work is long overdue. It’s part of UPM’s Great Comics Artists Series.

Live from the Diamond Retailer Summit

We’re on the scene here in Chicago for this year’s Diamond Retailer Summit and survived our biggest challenge, breakfast. No big surprises at the breakfast, but Diamond discussed sales being up for the quarter, a 1% rise in customers (i.e. new shops) and their new Halloween-themed event for retailers to build programs around. Also, as previously discussed at the ComicsPRO meeting, Oni will join the FOC (final order cut off) program, as more and more publishers are hitting their ship dates.

More later!