Another precinct heard from, as Entertainment Weekly’s new issue includes their takes on the Top Ten of 2008 in several categories. Interestingly, their books list only has Fiction and Non-Fiction sections; this means that graphic novels get a crack. The lone graphic entry, clocking in at #5 on the Fiction list, is, as might be expected from its persistent critical acclaim, Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw.
I find this to be an encouraging thing. Granted, EW doesn’t carry the critical weight of other publications, but it’s nice to see such a visible magazine say, essentially, that this work deserves to be elevated and examined alongside conventional prose.