"What a bizarre day. I'm sitting here watching my email fill up with message after message from people
from so many different times and places of my life, all congratulating me for the astonishing good fortune of receiving a MacArthur Fellowship. Not to mention a flurry of texts and tweets, and I haven't had the energy to even look at Facebook." Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist Alison Bechdel (previously on MetaFilter: 1
) has won
MacArthur Genuis grant, giving her the opportunity to dig into her archives for a previous comic she drew in 2004
to conclude her reaction blog post
. [more inside]
Here is the hilarious comics and popular culture blog Mike Sterling's Progressive Ruin
, which just turned eight years old! Features include The End of Civilization
, where he riffs on the embarassing pictures in the Diamond Previews catalog, Sluggo Saturdays
, which is just what it sounds like, and he's also kind of a fan of Swamp Thing
. [more inside]
, the new comics journalism site of Rich Johnston, formerly of CBR's rumor column Lying in the Gutters
So one time, Dave Secretary provided
much happy distraction. Consequently, I thought a link to his blog
might be welcome. [more inside]
or blindingly profound
10x10 images that are born from blood, tears, and relentless toil. Sometimes
they are funny. Please laugh at them."
is an English language blog from France focusing on weird and kitschy art of all kinds. Online since May, the last few weeks alone have featured vintage monster model kits
, Nazi sex paperback covers
of crazy comics
(including King Kong
) and bizarre
action magazines, Hammer
vampire posters, old motorbike helmets
, Japanese plastic toys
, UFO zines
from the 1950s and 60s, French art from 1910 depicting the year 2000
, as well as some pictures of famed Mexican masked wrestler Santo
I'd never seen before. Plus there's over 300 more features in the archives.
rings in the new year with the best
in comic book medicine from 2006. While this entertaining blog's subjects are not limited to four color minutiae, it is the source of some of the most entertaining posts. Please to enjoy Flatlining, Hippocrates, Originitis,
and the scourge of a generation, Metal-Eating Disease!
An engaging, adoring daily analysis of Garfield—behold such a lens through which even Jim Davis' legacy starts to seem redeemable.
Inside the process,
Francesco Marciuliano, writer for Sally Forth and Medium Large, blogs about the world of comic strip writing. [link via Comics Curmudgeon]
Welcome to Teddy.
Images, words, and comics about a relationship gone wrong, right, wrong, wrong, and wrong from Ethan Persoff; incredible stuff. Some language may not be suitable for work viewing, unless no one can see your monitor. (Thanks to Velvet Cerebellum