ANDREW’S LINKS: Super Hanger!
Now you have no excuse not to hang up your super-suit…
Eddie Campbell writes about speech balloons (including his differences of opinion with Bryan Talbot).
Yann Martel, author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The Life of Pi, has been sending a book and cover letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper every week for the past three months. This week, the book he sent and wrote about was Art Spiegelman’s Maus.
Viper Comics, not content with making comics I’ve never heard of, is branching out into clothes I won’t wear.
Comic Book Resources talks to Andy Smith, artist of Stormwatch PHD.
Fantagraphics Books has a regular Shoot-Out party, in which they run out into the woods, dump a pile of old monitors, lawn mowers, and TVs, and then blow them to pieces with assorted firearms. Apparently, this is not precisely legal. Wow, if you’d told me there was a comics publisher that shot up electronics regularly, Fantagraphics would not be the one I guessed…
Comics Worth Reading isn’t sure if there’s any market for comics mini-series any more.
Associated Content interviews Desert Peach creator Donna Barr.
Comic Snob pulls together various bestseller charts to make a grand unified field theory of popular manga.
Dick Hates Your Blog tries to work up some hate for Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly.
Living Between Wednesdays likes that new magazine Comics Foundry.
Inside Pulse reviews the usual stack of comics, starting with Daredevil #100.
Sequential Tart reviews the newest Minx books, Clubbing and Good As Lily.
Comics Reporter reviews Will Eisner’s Life, in Pictures.
The Axis reviews Confessions of a Blabbermouth.
Warren Peace Sings the Blues reviews the Groo 25th Anniversary Special.
From The Savage Critics:
Wil McCarthy’s new column for SciFi Weekly looks at the Jekyll-Hyde relationship.
Mary Robinette Kowal is polling genre writers about their eligibility for, and membership in, SFWA.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
Fantasy Book Critic reviews David Farland’s Worldbinder.
SciFi Weekly reviews Adam Robert’s Splinter.
Chris Roberson recently read Austin Grossman’s Soon I Will Be Invincible, Ian McDonald’s Brasyl, and Dan Abnett’s Eisenhorn.
Colleen Mondor loves Connie Willis’s new career-retrospective collection, The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories.
Interviews with various people
E-Reads talks to Greg Bear about his novel Quantico. (And he name-drops me along the way!)
SciFI Weekly talks to Naomi Novik.
SciFi Wire interviews Brian Ruckley, author of Winterbirth.
A Dribble of Ink interviews Eldon Thompson, author of The Crimson Sword.
Oxford’s Bodlean Library is 130% full, and efforts to build a new building are meeting heavy opposition.
Strange Horizons has its usual weekly update, including a new story by Eliot Fintushel, reviews, poetry, and more.
John Klima has announced the line-up for Electric Velocipede #13.
SciFi Wire reports on a conversation someone else had with Matthew Vaughn, who’s scheduled to direct a movie based on Marvel Comics’s Thor.
Karl Schroeder has released his first novel, Ventus, into the wild as a free e-book in a variety of formats. (This makes me feel guilty that I haven’t kept up with all of his books, but I can say that Ventus is one of the good ones – I acquired it for my old job and said then “This is a really neat book, full of action, neat technology, and a unique transformed ecology. I hope you’ll like it as much as I did!”)
[and a shout-out to Journalista! for several of those links]