ANDREW’S LINKS: Knitted Hellboy
This weekend, The New York Times dug through Stan Lee’s boxes of old photos for an article about the places he’s lived.
Comic Book Resources interviews Kent Williams.
The Friends of Lulu are looking for new board members, sayeth The Beat.
The Harlan Ellison/Fantagraphics legal matter just will not die…even after the supposedly final settlement, Ellison has now balked at posting the required-by-the-agreement 500-word rebuttal by Fantagraphics’s Gary Groth to three specific claims Ellison made about Groth. The unposted statement, and Ellison’s lawyer’s “not gonna do it” letter, are in the middle of this long post at The Beat.
Comics Reporter interviews Warren Craghead. (No, I didn’t know who he was, either. But CR likes him…)
The ComicBloc interviews Sean McKeever.
Some guy named Dan Stafford:
1) wrote polite letters to various comics folks, like R. Crumb, Joe Matt, and James Kochalka, asking some questions.
2) got letters back from same, with answers to those questions.
The Bookseller (the UK’s magazine of bookselling) recently reported that UK manga publishers have had to beg the big chains over there to expand the space devoted to manga. Either the UK market is vastly different from the US, or Waterstone’s just isn’t that interested in making great piles of money…
The Joplin Independent reviews the Marvel comics adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book.
The Globe and Mail reviews a bunch of graphic novels and comics, starting with Sara Varon’s Robot Dreams.
Hannibal Tabu of Comic Book Resources lists his “buy pile” for this week.
Brian Cronin of Comics Should Be Good reviews Nick Abadzis’s Laika.
Greg Burgas of Comics Should Be Good reviews this week’s comics, starting with Action Philosophers! #9.
Greg Hatcher of CSBG reviews a pile of stuff he got for free.
From The Savage Critics:
- Graeme McMillan reviews Black Canary Wedding Planner
- McMillan also reviews Amazing Spider-Man #544
- Diana Kingston-Gabai reviews Captain America: The Chosen #1
- Jeff Lester reviews Rutu Modan’s graphic novel Exit Wounds
- McMillan is back with a look at Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #1
- Jog looks back at an old miniseries, Batman: The Cult
- and McMillan comes back again for a review of Captain America: The Chosen #1. of his own.
Robert J. Sawyer photo-blogs his recent visit to the Paleozoological Museum of China.
Keith R.A. DeCandido reports on his doings at Dragon*Con.
Cherie Priest has learned a lot since her first book was published. Read her post, and you may learn things, too.
Lucius Shepard reviews the recent movie The Invasion at theinferior4+1.
Bob Eggleton has some pictures of himself, Michael Whelan, and Naoyuki Kato painting at Worldcon.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
Fantasy Book Critic reviews Lian Hearn’s Heaven’s Net Is Wide.
Larry from OF Blog of the Fallen lists and capsule-reviews some of the books he’s read this summer.
Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist reviews Terry Pratchett’s new Discworld novel, Making Money.
SF Signal reviews Matt Ruff’s Bad Monkeys.
Yatterings reviews the special hundredth issue of the British criticalzine Foundation, which is (uncharacteristically) an anthology of new SF stories.
The Fantasy Review looks at Karen Miller’s The Innocent Mage.
Book Fetish reviews Lilith Saintcrow’s The Devil’s Right Hand.
Publishers Weekly’s fiction reviews for this week include (as “fiction”) Poppy Z. Brite’s new collection Antediluvian Tales, as well as the usual SF/Fantasy/Horror section, covering books from George R.R. Martin, Laurell K. Hamilton, Dennis L. McKiernan, and more.
Visions of Paradise reviews John Brunner’s 1988 novel Children of the Thunder.
Torque Control is thinking about Maul J. McAuley’s 1995 novel Fairyland.
Interviews with various people
Yatterings chatted with the incomparable John Clute about his recent, terribly expensive, lexicon of horror, The Darkening Garden.
Amazon Daily interviews new YA fantasy writer Sarah Beth Durst about her first novel Into the Wild.