ANDREW’S LINKS: Bat-Crime and Bat-Punishment
R. Sikoryak’s Dostoyevsky Comics, an adaptation of Crime and Punishment staring a Dick Sprang Batman and originally published in Drawn & Quarterly #3 in 2000, has been posted on the web.
Amazon Daily interviews Nick Abadzis, author of Laika.
The New York Times Magazine last weekend started its serialization of Dan Clowes’s comic Mister Wonderful, in its “Funny Pages” section.
The Baltimore Sun profiles cartoonist Emily Flake.
AnimationInsider interviews manga expert and popularizer Fred Schodt.
The Fresno Bee talks to local broadcaster Dale Berry, who creates graphic novels in his spare time.
New York Magazine has a ten-page excerpt from Gipi’s Notes for a War Story.
Publishers Weekly chatted with David Michaelis about his upcoming biography of Charles Schulz, Schulz and Peanuts.
Publishers Weekly has a preview of Legend of the Dark Crystal, Col. 1: The Garthim Wars.
PW also interviews Jonathan Hickman, author of The Nightly News.
Comic Book Resources chats with Mark Guggenheim about his Oni Press series Resurrection.
To celebrate the publication of their collection Dr. Thirteen: Architecture and Morality, creators Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chang have done thirteen separate interviews, all published the same day. Links to all of them are on Cliff Chang’s blog.
Journalista! takes aim at comics’ poster-boy for getting out of the house more often, Dave Sim. (And what is Sim doing these days? Didn’t Cerebus end several years ago now?)
A truck ran into Oni Press’s wall/window, but everyone there is fine.
Wizard interviews Gerald Way, who writes Umbrella Academy (and also has a band or something).
Eye on Comics wonders what happened to the promised Adam Hughes All Star Wonder Woman.
Arowette’s Diary presents the Dan Didio Advisory & Warning System. Is your comic at risk of Rape, Death, or Emo?
The Icarus Comics blog notes that some manga categories (for adults, even!) previously little known here are starting to come out in the US market. The possibly not-so-good news is that they’re having to be in Diamond’s “Adult” section since they actually have sexual content.
Bookgasm reviews The Architect, by Mike Baron and Andie Tong.
Los Angeles City Beat reviews Tom Neely’s The Blot.
Hannibal Tatu lists this week’s “buy pile” for Comic Book Resources.
Comics Reporter reviews Al Hirschfeld’s 1951 book Show Business Is No Business.
The Daily Cross Hatch reviews Shannon Wheeler’s Screw Heaven, When I Die I’m Going to Mars.
Comics Worth Reading reviews Fell: Feral City.
The Guardian has an obituary of British writer Douglas Hill, best known for science fiction stories for young people.
Reviews of SF/Fantasy
The Agony Column reviews Alex Bledsoe’s The Sword-Edged Blonde.
Fantasy Book Critic looks at Frank Beddor’s Seeing Redd.
SciFi Weekly reviews Jeff Somers’s The Electric Church.
SFF World reviews Paul S. Kemp’s The Erevis Cave Trilogy.
Book Fetish reviews MaryJanice Davidson’s Undead and Uneasy.
Bookgasm reviews Jeff Somers’s The Electric Church.
Bookgasm also reviews Brian Keene’s horror novel Dead Sea.
Tampa Bay Newspapers looks at Mike Resnick’s classic novel Ivory.
Interviews with various people
Fantasy Book Critic interviews Frank Beddor.
Magazine NewsRudy Rucker’s Flurb has posted a fourth issue, with contributions from Mark Laidlaw, John Kessel, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others.
SciFi Wire reports on the less-than-fascinating negotiations to distribute the film based on Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, Oprah-annointed, please-don-t-call-it-SF-since-it’s-serious-lit’racha novel The Road.
SciFi Wire visited the sets of the upcoming movie City of Ember, based on Jeanne Duprau’s novel.
[references to Journalista! to be added as desired]