Featured Archive Post: Bill Randall on YKK and Japanese reactionary politics.

Me on grief and Marley’s Dokebi Bride.

Darryl Ayo on rereading comics.

Ng Suat Tong on the low price of original art from Frank King’s Gasoline Alley.

Darryl Ayo on how Michael DeForge destroys his sketches.

Chris K on loving Kirby because of his flaws.

Kinukitty on 50 Shades of Grey and porn for your kindle.

Me on why comics have no value.

Robert Stanley Martin on Made in the USA and everything bad about Godard.

Me on Dara Birnbaum and Wonder Woman’s capitulation to capitalism.

And a downloadable mix of black metal, plus Donovan.
Utilitarians Everywhere

At the Chicago Reader I talk about how anti-slavery ideology fed imperialism.

At Splice I argue that there’s probably nothing especially damning in Romney’s tax returns, which is all the more reason to distrust him.

At Splice why Romney’s incompetent campaign makes me nervous.

At Splice I explain that no one likes Paul Ryan, but it’s not his fault.

At Splice I explain that Obama’s an arrogant asshole just like all other Presidential candidates.

Other Links

Craig Fischer on Kamandi.

James Romberger interviews Gabrielle Bell.

Jacob Canfield on putting together a college comics magazine.

Daniel Larison on why the GOP has no one to turn to with foreign policy experience.

Erica Friedman’s Okazu is 10 years old — a couple centuries in Internet years!
What I’ve Been Reading

Thought I’d add a section on what I read this last week, and encourage other folks to say what they’ve been reading in comments. If people like it, I’ll keep it; if nobody cares, I’ll drop it, but we’ll try it for a couple weeks anyway.

So; what I’ve been reading this week. I’m rereading Ai Yazawa’s Nana. I’m in the middle of Joseph Stiglitz’s The Price of Equality. I read for review Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen’s new book Darkest Africa: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip Hop. And Poked around in Lilli Carrés Nine Ways to Disappear.

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