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Belated letter to a dear friend from college...
Some thoughts had while listening to Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler...
A limited print run of just twenty-five copies of Spiderella: The Girl Who Spoke with Spiders will be debuting at #SPX2017 in Bethesda, Maryland!
Laurel Holden and I are happy to announce that we will be attending SPX (9/16-17th) in Bethesda this year as exhibitors!
Slate’s Laura Miller published an article praising the prose of George Saunders' previous work, but ultimately deciding his first foray into the novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, is “fundamentally the wrong book for this moment in history.”
The problem with such a statement, to accuse an artist’s work of failing to be timely, is that it begs the following question:
If not now, then when?
If you missed it, some short fiction of mine was included in Issue No. 12 Fall 2016 of 3Elements Review ("Spoor") and another story was self-published here. If you knew about both of these already and are interested in some notes on these stories, I've included some below. If you're sick of hearing me talk about prose and are wondering when I'm going to get back to comics, I'll try to make it up to you in 2017...
Comics Critic Rob Clough has written a most kind, nuanced, and attentive review of My Biblical Daydreams #2 on his blog High-Low including thoughts on the term "Auteur Cartoonist." This descriptor is briefly discussed in one of the essays inside the issue and further detailed in the previous note here on this blog...
Day-and-night, I ask myself, "What kind of story is this? A job for prose or pictures?"
An intro to Biblical Daydreams #3...