Our featured archive post this week was Franklin Einspruch’s illustrated version of Wallace Steve’s poem “Of Mere Being.
Albert Stabler on the metal vs. punk, Arriver’s Tsushima, and Russian military disasters.
Nate Atkinson on how he kept Moebius in his living room.
Matthias Wivel on death in Moebius’ last works.
And we finished the week up with the beginning of our Jaime Hernandez Roundtable. Deb Aoki talked about her experience as a Jaime-loving punk rocker in Hawaii; I talked about nostalgia in Jaime’s work; and Jones, One of the Jones Boys explained how you should like Jaime because he said so. The index to all post is here.
The roundtable will continue through all of next week with contributions by regular Utilitarians and guests.
At the Atlantic, I reviewed Nicholas Cage’s dreadful new movie Seeking Justice, and talked about revenge narratives.
At Splice I sneered at Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher.
Matthias Wivel on the Hermetic Garage.
Ken Parille on why male supeheroes don’t show any skin.
Smart Bitches make fun of the nipples in romance novels.