Round-up of comics criticism and some magazine journalism stuff.
Critic Tucker Stone has a good piece up at his website on nonfiction graphic work ‘My Friend Dahmer.’
David Lapham’s “‘Stray Bullets’ is punctuated with concussive bursts of action that land like sucker punches to the gut,” writes CA’s John Parker.
A wealth of internationally produced comics/graphic novels in Paul Gravett’s ‘Best of 2013’ list.
Columbia University acquires an Al Jaffee archive — non-comics art, MAD Magazine stuff, unused ideas, and more.
Tom Spurgeon interviews comics creator, publisher Rich Tommaso.
Did you get down with Thwipster the first time around? Crazy discounted/daily comics & graphic novels bargains. They’re back.
Writers Justin Giampaoli and Jason Sacks on some new small press comics at Comics Bulletin.
“When Longform is Bad Form,” at the Times. Always puzzled when NYT web editors neglect to link to articles cited in their online pieces.
“Online, each story is at best its own magazine, sent out to find its own temporary audience.”
Really dug this Longform podcast with New York/GQ/Philadelphia magazine writer and potential misanthrope Dan P. Lee.