It was a fantastic day for artful, intelligent comics when the New York Review of Books added comics to its publishing line. The focus so far is on making obscure graphic novels available again, and the March 22 release of Mark Beyer’s riotous Agony sets an interesting tone for the line. Beyer’s work, which is about the size […]
Even as the dead leaves rattle through the dooryard, turkeys gargle their last calls and pumpkin spice invades our dreams, there are still a few more comic events to come, including, just this weekend, the Locust Moon Festival in Philadelphia (disclosure: an advertiser on this site.) A lively event for a burgeoning local comics scene, the Locust Moon Fest, run by the comic shop of the same name, will have a stellar guest line up this year, including Chris Claremont, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alexa Kitchen, Ronald Wimberly, Craig Thompson and Dean Haspiel, among many others…and now…Mark Beyer!
New comics company alert! This is one that has been brewing for a while and you will not believe where it’s coming from. The New York Review of Book, a publication that usually has the word “august” appended to it, is launching a line of graphic novels, with new editions of classic works by Mark Beyer, Blutch, Glen Baxter and more. The new imprint is in the tradition of their NYRB Classics line of prose reprints (And also a little reminiscent of Dover’s recent efforts along those lines.)