God, relax, Emily!
I’ve been reading some great comics lately, thanks mostly to my local library. I’m currently in the middle of The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, which is a sort of instructional graphic novel by the NPR host about the history of the American media. Before that was Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala, whose art and stories I am liking more and more as the years pass. I don’t remember when I first encountered his stuff, but it must have been over 20 years ago now, probably in one of the magazines that used to publish short alt-comics, or maybe Raw. It seems like most of the books I read by him now are about girl detectives in one form or another, like a macabre Nancy Drew series, but it really works.
Hey, this week is Free Comic Book day. Be sure to get out to your LCS and check out this year’s crop of cool stuff. Speaking of your local LCS, a couple of friends have started an Indiegogo campaign to create a much-needed new comic shop here in Saint John, to be called The Heroes’ Beacon. Check it out and give them your support!