Sunday, August 1
Really Great Stuff from the Dept. of Graphic Novels
Highly recommended (if you like this sort of thing; if not, not):
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern. Guest editor Chris Ware has assembled a truly state-of-the-art sampler.
Summer Blonde, by Adrian Tomine. I had no idea he was this good. I especially loved the one starring Hillary Chan, "Hawaiian Getaway." It nailed the rhythms of loneliness and disconnection -- and misguided longing for connection --perfectly.
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Blankets, by Craig Thompson. Really good stuff about his fundamentalist Christian upbringing.