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Best American Comics Criticism Roundtable: In Defense of BACC

Posted by on August 26th, 2010 at 2:40 AM
My response to Noah Berlatsky? I refer readers to my reply to his original BACC blog post. He only offers more personal attacks on me (adding "craven" and "toadying"), more of his painfully limited definition of all things literary, and adds a piece-by-piece and insulting dismissal of the individual authors collected therein.

Best American Comics Criticism Roundtable: Ah Critics, They’re All Just Frustrated Critics.

Posted by on August 23rd, 2010 at 1:43 AM
I certainly have mixed feelings about being a part of this. I had my say in the introduction to The Best American Comics Criticism. Then again, critics of BACC didn't much pay attention to my introduction. So much for the high road. Friends told me, "Don't do it! You'll look thin-skinned and over-sensitive."

Hey Dr. Who, When They Kick Out Your Front Door, How You Gonna Come?

Posted by on April 21st, 2010 at 1:59 PM
I hope Doctor Tory has a great run, but the next one needs to be played by or Russell Brand or Lennox Lewis.

From Trees to Tribunes: an excerpt from a promotional documentary

Posted by on February 4th, 2010 at 4:25 PM

King and Gray and some others can be seen “in-action,” sketching and inking actual strips. Gray was rarely photographed, so movie footage is pretty amazing to see.

All three parts of this promotional film can be downloaded at