To start out the week kinukitty reviewed the yaoi manga Hiro Madarame’s Scarlet.

Ng Suat Tong discussed Jacques Tardi’s It Was the War of the Trenches in comparison to other war narratives.

Richard Cook looked at the DC comics that came out in the month he was born, September 1980.

Alex Buchet continued his series on comics and architecture with a discussion of comics creators who also did architectural projects.

Sean Michael Robinson wrote a lengthy article on the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

I explained why I didn’t like the first four stories in Moto Hagio’s Drunken Dream.

And for your download, a collection of torch songs.

Utilitarians Everywhere

At Splice Today I review Justin Townes Earle’s latest album.

At Madeloud I have a review up with Jake Austen about his work producing Chic-a-go-go, Chicago’s all-ages public access dance show.

On tcj.com, Matthias Wivel reviews Ulli Lust’s “Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens.

Other Links

Matt Seneca talks about a Gary Panter panel and the ways of realism.

Karen Green has a thoughtful article about what is and is not propaganda in comics.

Groovy Age of Horror is the best there is at what it does.

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