Domingos Isabelinho discussed a critical essay by Bruno Lecigne.

Ng Suat Tong explained why Blacksad is pernicious and derivative.

Richard Cook talked about Marvel Comics published in September 1980 (including…The Death of Phoenix!

I discussed Moto Hagio’s story A Drunken Dream.

In a guest post, architect and cartoonist Aaron Costain talked about the similarities between comics and architectural plans.

And Vom Marlowe sneers at the motion comic Lost Girl and praises Benjamin Lacombe’s book trailer, Il etait une fois.

Utilitarians Everywhere

At Splice Today I reviewed some Chinese black metal and talked about the fuzzy unifying power of hate.

At Madeloud I reviewed the latest Shonen Knife album.

Other Links

Derik Badman has an interesting post about style in comics.

Tucker Stone talks about comics journalism.

This is a great post about make-up and fashion and the confusions straight men are prone to.

And I enjoy being reminded every so often that for all his virtues, Obama is kind of a soulless hack.

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