Archive for August, 2009

Oxford American on Southern Literature

faked by Monday, August 31st, 2009


Two Links: Chaykin, Neufeld

faked by Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

What, has the semester begun again already? So it has, so it has. More substantive posting coming soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy these things written by other people:

Black Pear Tree Video Roundup!

faked by Friday, August 21st, 2009

With bonus Morrissey action!

Steven Grant on Howard Chaykin

faked by Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Go read part one of Steven Grant’s thoughtful assessment of Howard Chaykin’s career and continuing influence. (And thanks to Grant for linking to the recent Chaykin coverage here.) I particularly enjoyed Grant’s discussion of the significance of some of Chaykin’s earlier works such as his Cody Starbuck stories and the graphic novels Empire, The Stars my Destination, and The Swords of Heaven, The Flowers of Hell: If Chaykin had vanished from comics in the early 1980s, as he threatened to do, it’s likely we’d still remember him for these works. In fact, it’s partly because American Flagg! was such a groundbreaking, game-changing series that Chaykin’s 1970s output has so often been neglected (and because so much of it is out of print, of course). Good stuff—can’t wait for part two next week.

Short Thoughts on New Chaykin: Dominic Fortune, Hero Comics

faked by Thursday, August 13th, 2009


Delicate Cycle and POACHER, at Ole Tavern, August 28, 2009.

faked by Monday, August 10th, 2009



Hiss Lab Presents: WOODS with El Obo, August 20, 2009.

faked by Monday, August 10th, 2009



pen & ink flier by meeeeeeeeeeeeee e-mail me for big if you need it for printing, &tc.

Do you enjoy the new broken folk all the kids are clamoring for? OH, I DO!


Why I Love This

faked by Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Walking to Hal and Mal’s to pick my car up, six thirty ayem:

Tatooed neighbor, who’ve I’ve never seen before, and who probably hasn’t gone to sleep yet: “Hey. Why are you walking? Did you just get up?”

Me: Naw. Walking to get my car.

“Listen, kid—you clearly didn’t hear me. Do you need a ride?”

Only in Jackson will there be strangers who—regardless of need—will insist on driving you places, from empathy, from worry.

FRACTIONNNNNNN!; or, the Fraction Goats

faked by Friday, August 7th, 2009


TRUE NERD THEATRE: Somewhere In Time!

faked by Friday, August 7th, 2009

Friends, I now claim my heritage as TRUE NERD. Yesterday, Sally was musing about the semi-legendary tearjerker/time travel movie Somewhere in Time.