– Steve Duin provides an update on S. Clay Wilson’s health. Short answer: “His condition has not improved significantly.”
– “There’s an exotica Americans find in my stories that’s lost on Israeli readers:” Nisha Gopalan interviews Israeli cartoonist Rutu Modan about her new book Jamilti.
– Colleen Doran is looking for a few good cartoonists to help her review data for the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.
– Kai-Ming Cha has a great interview with editor Sean Michael Wilson about Top Shelf’s upcoming AX anthology. “We’re selecting it from the 10 year archive so we’re talking about some 20,000 pages. That’s a lot of stuff to choose from.”
– Peter Sanderson celebrates the 20th anniversary of Sandman with a look back.
– Sanderson also looks at the new Vertigo Encyclopedia.
– Things to do: David B and Igort will be at the Beguiling in Toronto this Saturday.
– Other things to do: Kim Deitch will be doing a Q&A event with Bill Kartalopoulos at MoCCA tomorrow night. From the pr: “In a unique and wide-ranging conversation, the two will discuss Deitch’s work and
career to date. Deitch will preview images from his current works in progress and field questions from the audience.”
– Joe Sacco offers an insightful review of Guy Delisle’s Burma Chronicles.