That’s Stardust, The Super Wizard, thanks: A guy spends all that time busting his ass to become not only a wizard, but a super-wizard, and these critics go around just calling him Stardust. Feh. Anyway, here’s Crave Online’s Iann Robinson on You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation!, and the work of Fletcher Hanks in general. I’m not sure I agree with a lot of what Robinson says about Hanks and his work (or the way he says it), beyond the fact that Hanks’ work is pretty awesome.
“The 16 graphic novels summarized below capture different facets of the era and the historic festival, which took place 40 years ago next week”: Woodstock’s 40th anniversary is next week, so Library Journal has a list of suggestions of graphic novels for librarians to display to coincide with the event. I’d just put up a bunch of Peanuts collections, as Snoopy’s little yellow friend was my first introduction to the word.
“I’ve been trying to avoid this all week… but it doesn’t seem to be going away”: Drew Friedman, the cartoonist and illustrator who drew President George W. Bush in Dark Knight Joker make-up last year for Vanity Fair, gives in and responds to that President Barack Obama in Dark Knight Joker make-up (plus the word “socialism,” for added message confusion) story. “The Obama/Joker image just doesn’t work as satire, humor or anything else,” Friedman says, while discussing what he was saying with his piece (which mentioned repeatedly during the week in conjunction with the Obama piece) and noting when he did it, which was the week Dark Knight was released.
It’s hard out there for an elf: Jessica McLeod’s Working Class Elf, one of this week’s online comics from Top Shelf 2.0, tells the story of a darling little shape-stacking elf that gets laid off from his shape-stacking job. It’s cute, timely, depressing and uplifting, in the space of 25 pages. (McLeod’s yeti comics, Bad Yeti and Yeti Party, are pretty swell too. Hooray for Jessica McLeod!)