After a four year hiatus, a new issue of Sammy Harkham’s acclaimed Crickets is coming at the end of April. You can pre order it at the What Things Do website. It’s billed as “Special all Blood of the Virgin issue! The mishegoss continues.”
Cricket’s #3 came out at the end of 2010 and Harkham won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his 2012 collection Everything Together. He’s also known as the ground-breaking editor of the Kramer’s Ergot anthology. His keenly observed slice of life short stories—and editorial vision—have been a huge influence on the current generation of cartoonists, so a new issue is definitely a comics event.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.