It’s been quite a while since I last wrote for ComixTalk, but I’m very happy to be back for the coming week! Blogging alongside me this week will be the very talented Brian Moore. Smithson, Brian’s collaboration with Shaenon Garrity (plus Bob Stevenson and Roger Langridge) remains one of my favorite webcomics of the past. Though technically unfinished, it’s still a great read, playful both in story and form. I highly recommend it.
Also this week is Max Vähling, whose work is new to me, but I just read through a bunch of his Connie Van Ehlsing: Monster Hunter stories, and they’re great fun—sort of “Buffy in elementary school” setup, with plenty of humor and some fun creepy monsters.
Okay, so here’s what I have on the docket for the coming days:
- Monday: A write-up on the first print collection of Family Man, by Dylan Meconis, which has renewed my love for what was already one of my absolute favorite comics.
- Tuesday: A hefty interview with creator of historical science stories, Jim Ottaviani, whose latest book, T-Minus, told the story of the moon landing.
- Wednesday: A breakdown of some terrible advice often given to writers, and whatever else catches my interest between now and then.
- Thursday: Not-comics day! I’ll be looking at several works that technically aren’t comics, but still combine words and pictures to tell stories in an interesting way.
- Friday: Lists! Quick summary reading recommendations, broken down categorically.