Random Comics Items

Since we focus on hard copies in our Hey Kids! Comics! monthly list, let’s note an e-book here.


Liniers, renowned for Macanudo, partnered with Angelica Del Campo to create a graphic novel. The Ghost of Wreckers Cove is now available in English as an e-book from Comixology.
Games Radar has a review and a preview. Amazon has the Kindle/Comixology editions.


Alison Bechdel recently appeared at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.

Alison Bechdel, of Dykes to Watch Out For and Fun Home fame, was the guest of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center where she shared her experiences as a lesbian, feminist author as part of the Center’s annual Lecture on Women in Culture and Society.

The Vanderbilt Hustler reports on the event. 


Paul Madonna Severely Injured in Car Accident.


San Francisco cartoonist Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee) was seriously injured in a hit-and-run.

Paul was rushed to SF General’s world-class trauma center where he underwent four hours of emergency surgery to address substantial internal injuries (including an injured liver and spleen, and his stomach tore through his diaphragm forcing essential internal organs into his lung). He also sustained a brain blood bleed, a broken nose, a torn carotid artery (which will never heal), an injured shoulder, an extremely painful nerve issue in his swollen left leg and a shattered right heel. Considering, what the level 1 trauma emergency doctor described as “an impressive level of injuries,” Paul is expected to make a full recovery, but he has a long long road ahead.

SFist has details. A GoFundMe account has been set up.


Harry Bliss and Steve Martin making book publicity rounds.

Steve Martin and Harry Bliss joined All Things Considered
to share the experience on Number One is Walking.

On the process of creating the illustrations

HB: Well, the process, we sort of establish this a little bit in the first book that we did together. But I generally will start off, Steve, in this case, he’s talking to some animals in the woods. There’s a bear, and there’s a deer, and a raccoon, and other animals. So he’s telling this anecdote to these animals. Part of the reason I do this, open it this way, it’s kind of an establishing shot, is that I love to draw animals and trees. It’s just fun for me.

Harry and Steve’s NPR stop.


New comic strip at student newspaper.


Earl the Squirrel by Toby Kant joins Fuzzy by Arianna Stewart and Bits & Pieces also by Arianna Stewart in the pages of The College of William and Mary student newspaper The Flat Hat.


Art Spiegelman Breaks Down “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”


The New Yorker gives a preview of the forthcoming reissue of
Art Spiegelman‘s Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! 

Panel 3, the title, is from a Duke Ellington blues song. The lettering is based on a specimen in an obscure nineteen-twenties lettering book. The square shape of the letters, the initial difficulty in decoding them, the mechanical tone sheets, all reinforce the themes of the strip. The detail of the narrator’s face is redrawn from the panel above in a small box almost the same size as the letters, and can function as the word “I.”