Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.
* John Seven’s review of Jillian Fleck’s LAKE JEHOVAH, “a portrayal of what it is like to be overwhelmed by the invisible and burdened by the incoherency of the universe.”
* Sarah Miller parses “the tender and tragic” LETTERS FOR LUCARDO by Noora Heikkilä.
* Ardo Omer reviews Richie Pope’s FRONTIER #13: FATHERSON, which leads her to write, “There’s a specificity in the expectations that crafted a father and his father before him that will follow the son after him. I like to think the comic offers a different way of being by opening up our eyes to the nuance that was always there.”
* Marykate Smith Despres’ short review of KINDRED: A GRAPHIC NOVEL ADAPTATION.
* Not Small Press — but I wanted to include a link to Tom Spurgeon’s write up about TEGAN O’NEIL’S REVIEW OF MARVEL’S CIVIL WAR 2 COMICS solely because of the final sentence of his second paragraph.
* Adam Griffiths interviews JB BRAGER and features some images of his amazing work.
* Arnar Heidmar’s THE “REVEAL” OF TRANS CHARACTERS IN COMICS.
* Sarah Glidden’s comic for Tablet Magazine, A TEMPLE IN TIME.
* Andy Warner’s comic for The Nib, THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT WAS GUTTED. HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.
*Christian Lorentzen’s CONSIDERING THE NOVEL IN THE AGE OF OBAMA.