In our morning reading: thoughts on Edward St. Aubyn’s new novel, recommended horror stories, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: Lynda Barry on and in comics, craft essays by Matthew Salesses and Stephen Graham Jones, and more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Teju Cole, fiction from Amber Sparks, thoughts on the fiction of Padgett Powell, and more.
Earlier this year, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan released a collaborative single, “These Aren’t the Droids.” The cover art came via Lynda Barry, whose distinctive style can be seen in a host of books, and whose approach to teaching has been written about in the New York Times. This was the latest example of an artist known for their work in comics taking on an album cover. It’s far from the only one, though; read on for more examples of this kind of overlap.
Morning Bites: Bulgakov Day, Carrie Brownstein & Hamilton Leithauser, New Comet Gain, Lynda Barry’s Art, and More
The art of Lynda Barry, new writing from Megan Stielstra and Mike Meginnis, Carrie Brownstein talks with Hamilton Leithauser, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Michael Kimball’s Postcards, Will Oldham at Lincoln Center, Paint it Black Gets Literary, and More
Pitchfork has a history up of Belle and Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister. At NPR, Will Hermes looked at Will Oldham’s recent Lincoln Center shows. Long-running Philadelphia hardcore group Paint it Black has a new 7″ out soon called Invisible. Song number 5 is titled “D.F.W.” Can you evoke a footnote in a breakdown? We’ll know the answer to that very soon. Ken Baumann — whose novel Solip is out on Tyrant Books in May — compares writing for television with […]