Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.
* Keith Silva reviews REVENGER AND THE FOG by Charles Forsman, which “proves pastiche without purpose grows stale.”
* Kat Overland on WHAT IS A GLACIER? by Sophie Yanow, “a story that’s more than the sum of its parts.”
* David Nieves reviews Becky Cloonan’s, BY CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE, a new collection of her previously published mini-comics, now colored by Lee Loughridge and released through Image.
* Jon Day reviews Eleanor Davis’ YOU AND A BIKE AND A ROAD, “a quiet celebration of what Davis calls the ‘sovereign body’ pitted against the landscape and ‘god’s thrilling indifference.’“
* Andy Oliver interviews ELLICE WEAVER about her career and her new book, Something City.
* Dash Shaw interviews GARY PANTER about Panter’s new book, Songy of Paradise.
* Hillary Brown interviews JEN LEE about process, disaster preparations, anthropomorphic animals, and her book, Garbage Night.
* Dan Nadel has a conversation with SIMON HANSELMANN.
* Nick Hanover pointedly asks the question, WHY DOES IMAGE’S VISION OF THE FUTURE OF COMICS MOSTLY CENTER AROUND EXPLOITING QUEER VOICES?
* Jordan Calhoun‘s IMAGE APOLOGIZES, MISSES POINT: A LINE-BY-LINE BREAKDOWN OF IMAGE COMICS’ “APOLOGY”.
* Greg Hatcher on the perils of publishing, SWIMMING WITH SHARKS, PART ONE.
* B. Lana Guggenheim writes about A NEW BALLET MATCHES JEWISH JEWLIET WITH NAZI ROMEO and “it’s as terrible and offensive as it sounds.”
* Jenny Brewer talks about how Greenpeace has enlisted SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS AS AN ECO ACTIVIST.