Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.
* Andy Oliver takes a look at KATZINE: THE FACTORY ISSUE by Katriona Chapman, and calls it “a love letter to a place and period of Chapman’s life now lost to all but memory, a eulogy to relationships and people now dispersed and scattered, and a reminder of the vital importance of those lives that our own, however briefly.”
* John Seven reviews James Albon’s HER BARK AND HER BITE which “pulls from a fantasy version of an older era, but manages to do so in a way that is neither entrenched in the era it evokes or lodged in the present.”
* Kim Jooha waits until early April to give us her amazing BEST COMICS OF 2016 (part 1) — and it is well worth that wait!
* Rob Clough on DEMON VOLUMES 1 AND 2 by Jason Shiga, “a book about strategy and lateral thinking as much as it is about anything else.”
* Nick Hanover reviews SPENCER AND LOCKE by David Pepose and Jorge Santiago, “a ghoulish and mean-spirited work“.
* Jason Wilkins reviews Teva Harrison’s IN-BETWEEN DAYS, a “memoir chronicling her life as a metastatic cancer patient” which “is graphic medicine at its finest.”
* Naomi Fry interviews VANESSA DAVIS.
* Cara Bean‘s THE ART CLASS IS A SANCTUARY CITY.
* J. A. Micheline‘s on-point observations in her op-ed piece for The Guardian, MARVEL SUPERHEROES AREN’T JUST FOR WHITE MEN — TRUE DIVERSITY COULD BOOST SALES.
* Logan Dalton‘s 20 YEARS LATER: CHASING AMY IS A NICE TRY FOR A STRAIGHT GUY.