This is old news, but it’s new news to me: So I’m treating it like it’s news. If it’s even real news and not just a gag. So… Why didn’t anyone tell me that Kyle Baker was working on a new Hawkman project for DC?! Or is this just a joke? I’m assuming that when he says that he’s working hard to make it the “bloodiest and most depressing story ever!” and “Full of realism!” he’s at least joking about that part.
Oh wow, it’s almost here: No, not Christmas. Drawn and Quarterly’s publication of A Drifting Life, the 840-page autobiography of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, whose fictional works DQ has been publishing in collections Good-Bye, Abandon the Old in Tokyo and The Push Man and Other Stories. Beguiling Christopher Butcher has a post up detailing it and a few of the publisher’s other planned releases for spring of ’09. Now I really can’t wait until winter ends.
Get Your World War Hulk On*: Greg Pak, who co-writes one of the best superhero comics in the world, interviews David Rees, who writes one of the best comic strips in the world, which has recently been released in a new trade collection from Soft Skull that everyone in America should own, and you can read it here.
Mr. Coffee Nerves actually writes all my blog posts for me: Ger Apeldoorn posts some vintage Postum ads in the form of comic strips. Basically, the invisible demon Mr. Coffee Nerves follows people around whispering into their ears and telling them to be dicks to their wives or fall off ladders or yell at their handsome pilot boyfriends or divorce their husbands, and only the power of Postum, a coffee-like product that has no “caffein” that General Foods used to make, can dispel him. Seriously, go read these right now. Or at least the first one, with the trapeze artist whose wife is afraid he’ll drop her to her death during their act because he’s so jittery and so she constantly nags him to drink Postum while he’s all like, “Dammit, why are you always flirting with the lion tamer?” and the guy has a huge penis so I don’t see why he’s so irritable all the time coffee jitters or no coffee jitters. They’re basically like the Hostess superhero ads, only with coffee-jitters being treated as a mental illness and Postum as anti-psychotic drug and instead of superheroes there’s just this crazy ghost with a moustache. (Link stolen from Dirk Deppey).
*I would just like to take a moment to sincerely apologize for that joke. There’s really no excuse to subject anyone else to stuff like that. I’ll try harder next time, I swear.