The picks of the week from around the web.
A bunch of quick comics links this week.
Tom Spurgeon on Chester Brown’s Paying for It. D&Q only brought 25 copies of Brown’s long-awaited new book to MoCCA, so it was sold out before I arrived, but I got a chance to leaf through. Looks amazing. And it has occasioned a thorough, intelligent critical review from Spurgeon, which makes one wish that he would do it more often.
Tim Kreider on the state of editorial cartooning. Good, heartfelt essay by a fine essayist.
Matt Seneca on color harmonies in comics. That guy’s on fire, man. I’m not sure this quite works, but whoa.
Anders Nilsen interviewed. Fine interview with one of comics best and brightest!
“Seed Toss, Kick it Over.” New DIY book from the Warren Craghead. Need I say more?
Kubrick! Another excellent critic and essayist, Chris Lanier, has penned this piece on Jack Kirby’s weird adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey. And in other Kubrick content, I dug this look at some of his 1950s reportage photographs from Chicago.
Jeet Heer on racism in comics. These pieces offer plenty to think about and interesting information on such classic cartoonists as Harold Gray and Frank King.
Photo by Stanley Kubrick.