ANDREW’S LINKS: Lactose Intolerant
As I type this, it’s still Friday, which was New Comics Day back in my own misspent youth. Very vaguely in honor of that, enjoy this picture of a Milk & Cheese magnet.
Jonathan Ross, British TV personality and famous snogger of Neil Gaiman, has an article in the Guardian about why he loved Steve Ditko. It also serves as a teaser for Ross’s documentary, In Search of Steve Ditko, appearing on BBC4 Sunday night at 9.
Comic Book Resources reprints Diamond’s charts for market share and sales for August in the direct market.
CBR interviews Andrea Offerman.
And CBR also interviews Billy Tucci.
The Small Press Expo has announced the nominees for this year’s Ignatz Awards.
Newsarama interviews Garth Ennis.
Cracked.com lists the ten funniest webcomics.
Omar Karindu, at Comics Should Be Good, argues that it was always stupid when comic-book superheroes fought real-world dictators, terrorists, and the like.
Mike Sterling ponders the state of Spider-Man’s marriage, and whether anyone but Joe Quesada was every strongly against it.
Nerds with Kids interviews Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer about their work on the kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba.
The Washington Post looks at comics designed to be viewed on cellphones.
The Joplin Independent checks out the New Look Betty & Veronica.
PopMatters reviews the last ten issues of Strangers in Paradise.
The Onion’s A.V. Club reviews a bunch of comics.
The Christian Science Monitor reviews the new graphic novel biography of Ronald Reagan.
Warren Peace Sings the Blues reviews Osamu Tezuka’s bizarrely brilliant Apollo’s Song.
Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog covers this week’s comics, starting with B.P.R.D.: Killing Ground #2.
Jog of The Savage Critics reviews two old Vertigo comics: Kill Your Boyfriend and Girl.
Occasional Superheroine really likes the new Thor series.
Yes But No But Yes has its eyes on this week’s comics.
Michael Swanwick continues to report on his recent trip to Chengdu, China.
By the way, it’s not just optimism, science, and general happiness that Mundane SF hates; they’re also against capitalism.
Bob Eggleton has more photos from Worldcon.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
Fantasy Book Critic reviews Joe Abercrombie’s The Blade Itself.
Forbidden Planet International reviews Mike Carey’s third Felix Castor novel, Dead Men’s Boots.
Interviews with various people
SciFi Wire interviews Emma Bull about her new novel, Territory.
Mike Carey’s UK publisher, Orbit, got him to talk aboutt his three Felix Castor novel on a recent trip to their offices.
Bookgasm interviews Douglas Preston, co-author of The Wheel of Darkness.
Irene Gallo has a quick interview with artist Daniel Dociu, and a few examples of his work.
John Scalzi at the Ficlets Blog interviews Jim C. Hines, author of Goblin Hero.
Greg Hatcher, of Comics Should Be Good, writes about classic book cover art.
PodcastsAdventures in SciFi Publishing’s 33rd podcast is a set of interviews with the judges and winners of this year’s Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest.
SF Signal scrapes the bottom of the barrel for two more old free SF stories, by Tom Godwin and the immortal G.L. Vandenburg.
But Paul Raven at Futurismic has assembled a long list (possibly duplicating the stuff SF Signal linked to; I don’t know) of free fiction online.
[and, inevitably, something must have come from Journalista!]