Thing are no less complicated, but at least no national dramas now demand my time. So I’m back blogging. Some notes:
1. In the off-season, the critic Noah Berlatsky invited me to join the Hooded Utilitarian. I’ll post there now & then, along with Noah & Tom Crippen. Tom writes the capes-n-tights column for TCJ, and Noah’s practically the columnist without a column, so all’s well.
2. My favorite ‘Net reading of late was this sinewy comments exchange between two of Europe’s finest comics critics, Domingos Isabelinho and Matthias Wivel. It reminded me that I value criticism not necessarily for its rightness. Often the hashing-out’s more instructive as a model for thought.
3. Upcoming, every Monday & Thursday as before: Servais, Jessica, Black Sun; my best comics of 2007, including How to be Everywhere; links & notes from long-gone installments of my manga column; dust; clothes.
This Tuesday: Santoro vs Cocteau.