Traveling Swans

November 22, 2009

I’ve got a short essay in TCJ #300, the last before they burn down and ash up as a new site and biannual book. I wrote it in a flash of great happiness in a borrowed, humid apartment in a small town south of here.  I didn’t know it then, but it’s a swan, i.e., my last piece of critical writing on manga & comics for a time, two times and half a time.  Noah’s got an excerpt and kind words over at the Hooded Utilitarian.  When I decided to step out, I thought I’d write one last essay for my column.  Rereading this one, it seems redundant.  All I was going to do was point to the books on my shelf I haven’t covered and grouse about a stylish, moronic Maki Kusumoto book to close a loop from my first column anyway.

Which included the phrase, “like an expat Richard Petty.”  And I don’t know when Noah got on a Thaipop kick, but I’m not complaining.

I have a lot of changes underway here, including improving the site (yeah, I broke WordPress at 3 am Friday, and had to SQL My-self to fix it, hoho) and adjusting my focus.  So drop by now & then to see the changes.

And when in Harrodsburg, visit the Old Owl Tavern for the chicken livers.  Best I’ve ever had.

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