I just read a review copy of Chester Brown’s upcoming Paying For It, and am still processing it and am thus still a long way from writing an actual review of it yet (it doesn’t come out until May). But one of my favorite aspects of the book were the scenes in which Brown’s comics versions of real-life friends and cartoonists Seth, Joe Matt and himself would hang out and talk about the subject of the book (Brown’s “whoremongering,” as Matt calls it, and their various theories on romantic love/human relationships). Here Matt, whom you may recognize as the author of Spent (in which Brown and Seth also appeared as supporting characters), reviews Paying For It…or at least its portrayal of him in some scenes.
“So let me throw out a few vaguely related thoughts that I can’t really seem to flow in a cohesive narrative right now…”: Sean Kleefeld on what still strikes me as the strangest announcement of the weekend.
“I’m not the biggest Neal Adams fan. This will not change my mind”: Blog Into Mystery blogs into Adams’ Skateman #1. What I wouldn’t give to see Adams have Skateman team-up with Batman in a Batman: The Odyssey special…
That White Queen costume doesn’t look quite 1960s, and yet doesn’t look quite modern to me either: Total Film attempts era-appropriate X-Men: First Class for their issue featuring the upcoming X-Men film.
Great headline, guys: “The Green Lantern comic is the basis for a movie due in June”
That’s about 23 more expressions than most super-comics artists seem capable of mustering these days: Brad Mackay closely examines a two-page spread of various Superman faces and expressions he found in DC Comics Year By Year: A Visual Chronicle. (Via Comics Reporter)
And they’ve already got a theme song!: A recent installment of James Kochalka’s American Elf diary strip was entitled “Pitching Superf*ckers,” and was about he and four guys on his team pitching the four people on “their team.” “I could write a whole graphic novel about the emotional dynamics in that room,” Kochalka wrote. Man, I would love to read that graphic novel. Almost as much as I’d like to see a Superf*ckers cartoon.