The cartoonist responsible for Glenn Ganges now has a column at The Comics Journal, and his inaugural effort focuses on Autoptic, Minneapolis’ only festival dedicated to independent culture. He reports on those organizing, his recent move to Minneapolis and the stomach flu.
Autoptic is the weekend of August 8th and 9th. Read Huizenga’s column here.
Best of the year (so far) lists are popping up, and David B.’s Incidents in the Night has made Paste Magazine’s for comics.
Whether it’s read as a strange meditation on storytelling and obsession or a detective story unlike any other, this volume of Incidents in the Night has plenty of strange and compelling narratives to offer. As befits a story in which rare books and obscure histories play a key role, there’s a slightly insular quality here. The story being told is cerebral and visceral in equal measure, and it succeeds impressively in both qualities.
Joann Sfar’s next film now has a trailer. The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun is based on the book by Sébastien Japrisot, detailing the journey of a woman who hijacks a car with a dead body in the trunk.
Of course, this aligns with our forthcoming publication of Sfar’s Pascin, which will be released in September.
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun opens in France on August 5th.
For Bleeding Cool’s podcast, The Bleed, friend and cartoonist Zander Cannon chats about Peter Wartman’s Over the Wall. As we recently reported, the book has completely sold out with a new edition on the way.
“After a cursory flip through these pages, one would expect Sfar’s biography of Jewish modernist painter Julius Mortdecai Pincas to be positively pornographic. Panel after panel of general nakedness often, but far from always, leading to varied sexual acts. But this is misleading, and the book engages the reader without any recourse to baser appetites. This is a rather excellent account of the artist’s life, serving also as a discourse on the nature of our creative urges.” Read more here.
War of Streets and Houses at Comics Worth Reading
“It’s rare to see such deep ideas about the ways we live and build explored in such a clear way.” Read more here.
Borb disucussed on TCJ Talkies Podcast
Mike Dawson chats with Box Brown about Jason Little’s tale of urban homelessness. Listen here.