Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.
* Ally Russell reviews Eleanor Davis’ YOU and A BIKE and A ROAD, “a remarkable achievement for both the cartoonist and the amateur cyclist behind it.”
* Rob Clough continues his look at the work of SIMON MORETON, this week looking at What Happened from Kilgore Books, and his self-published Rain and Other Stories.
* Rachel Davies on YOURS by Sarah Ferrick, a book that “seems concerned with yearning, mostly.”
* Andy Oliver looks at GOATHERDED by Charlo Frade, a book “replete with loose metaphor that actively solicits interpretation from its audience; a comic for the individual reader to make their own connections with and take their own meaning from.”
* John Seven reviews THE CHRONICLES OF FORTUNE by Coco Picard, which “stands as a confirmation of the misfit’s path in life.”
* Alenka Figa takes a look a Jen Lee’s GARBAGE NIGHT.
* Robert Boyd on Jesse Jacobs’ CRAWL SPACE, where “he supplies the reader with eyeball kicks while warning against their easy pleasures.“
* Alex Hoffman reviews DIANA’S ELECTRIC TONGUE by Carolyn Nowak, “a visually and emotionally compelling masterwork.”
* Chris Kindred on Wai Wai Pang’s RIPPLES, “a Lynchian mystery, where elements of the absurd are casually framed within the mundane.”
* Dan Schindel reviews MIRROR MIRROR II, the new anthology from 2dcloud, which he says is “like a porn stash you’d find in the cupboard of a medieval demon.”
* Philippe LeBlanc interviews ALABASTER PIZZO.
* Jason Sacks interviews JASON SHIGA.
* Not small press, but worth a read: Rosie Knight‘s NICK SPENCER, THOR’S HAMMER, HYDRACAP, AND SUPREMACIST ICONOGRAPHY.
* And, while we are on THAT topic, Kim O’Connor has put together A PRIMER ON NICK SPENCER’S SHITTY POLITICS.
* Three Poems by TARA DEAL.