In our morning reading: thoughts on Bill Callahan’s new album, an excerpt from Sarah Rose Etter’s novel, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Paul Pope Interviewed, Joan Didion, Georges Perec Book Organization, Jhumpa Lahiri on “The Lowland,” and More
Interviews with the excellent comics creators Paul Pope and Dylan Meconis; Jhumpa Lahiri discusses her latest novel; Georges Perec helps organize your bookshelves; and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Inside “Joseph Anton,” Patton Oswalt in Bushwick, Dylan Meconis on Comics Criticism, and More
A very happy 49th birthday to Jarvis Cocker. Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton is out this week. Rushdie spoke to Charles McGrath at the New York Times, and Sarah Weinman looks at the books of Rushdie’s ex-wife Marianne Wiggins. Eric Nelson on the time Patton Oswalt showed up at Brooklyn Fireproof. Dylan Meconis on ways you should not write comics criticism. Irvine Welsh talks about his latest novel, Skagboys, at Lit Reactor. How David Byrne listens to music. Steve Stern’s The Book […]
Posted by Tobias Carroll At last year’s Stumptown Comics Convention, I found myself in a room watching a discussion of comics and history. I knew one of the participants, Kate Beaton, from her excellent Hark! A Vagrant. I was less familiar with the other one: a writer and artist named Dylan Meconis. Given the examples of her work that appeared during the panel — smart use of dialogue, an eye for detail, and a sense of pacing that recalls that […]