Sunday, August 26, 2007

Daniel Clowes talks to the NY Times, and reveals he's going to do a Funny Pages serial:
called, as of this morning, “Mister Wonderful.”

Whose books are generally shelved next to yours in bookstores? How does it feel to be sitting between them?

If one of my books should have the good fortune to be found in a “real” bookstore, it’s usually stuck in some indifferently assembled “graphic novel” section along with the “How To Draw Manga” books. This is a dubious advance from the days when the occasional mis-ordered copy of “Ghost World” would sit amid “Dilbert” and “Mad Libs” in the humor section. Occasionally (i.e. once) I’ve found myself between Cheever and Coetzee in Fiction, and more often in some baffling and idiosyncratic “youth culture” section along with the books of autopsy photos and prison tattoos.

also, in the NY Times, an appreciation of Jack Kirby

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