Also, are those supposed to be scare quotes around good fight? Is God being sarcastic?: Check out Comics Curmudgeon Josh Fruhlinger on the worst political cartoons dealing with Ted Kennedy’s death this week. And that’s “worst” as in, “Wow, that’s pretty lazy, isn’t it?” kind of way.
Huh, I guess I better hurry up and read it then: Deb Aoki, who knows a lot more about manga than I do, thinks this year’s Ignatz nominations may mark the first time that a manga work has been nominated in two categories. Hideo Azuma’s Disappearance Diary was nominated twice.
“Until this month, the only American comic book that successfully achieved the depth and complexity of a novel was Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth“: I wouldn’t feel comfortable making such a bold statement, since it seems like one that’s relatively easy to knock down, but Paul Constant raises an interesting point about the term “graphic novel” in his review of Asterios Polyp for The Stranger. So many of the most popular and highest regarded “graphic novels” tend not to be novels at all.
“Monsters of Webcomics” is the best name for a museum exhibit ever: The San Francisco Chronicle has a piece up about a show at The Cartoon Art Museum’s featuring the work of Kate Beaton, Phil and Kaja Folio, Chis Onstad, Nicholas Gurewitch, Jesse Reklaw and others. Sounds pretty neat.
Meanwhile, Ann Taylor writes about the show for SF Station.
“They can shove it up their jacksies”: That is one of EW‘s Ken Tucker’s favorite parts of Dark Entries. I like the fact that it’s a Hellblazer original graphic novel, the title of which doesn’t begin with word “Hellblazer” followed by a colon. People telling people to shove things up other things is always cool too, though.
“Yes, Jimmy has entered a parallel universe whose main feature is a law that anyone not wearing a cape can be immediately taken into custody and sold as a slave”: Hey, anyone pick up the James Robinson-written conversation-fest that was Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special #2 this week? Did it seem a tad bit…what’s the word…boring as hell? Could that be because it strayed so far from the proud tradition of past Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen stories being completely insane? Mmmaybe. For a good example of how insane your average Jimmy Olsen story oughta be, check out Invincible Super-Blogger and semi-professional Jimmy Olsenologist Chris Sims’ examination of Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #117.