Friday, September 18, 2009

Tales from the Bog (1997)


How have I never heard of this? I feel like a fool.

So we have the same whatever species that populates Kelly and Sim and Bone, only this time they live in the Deep Deep South.

And is it good?

It is very good. I'm sad that it's so new to me. And that it was in its heyday during the early years of the www. Because its website is defunct and there's no Wikipedia article and anyone wanted good information about the books will have to try harder than they are likely to. And that is a true shame.

But so it goes.

Marcus Lusk's only plain online presence is an underused MySpace page and it claims Bog is coming back. Sounds good. We'll see.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mo Willems Understands


His introduction to The Complete Peanuts 1969-1970 may be the best yet. It certainly beats all the idiotic ones. Note to Fantagraphics: I would be happy to provide a replacement intro for 1965-1966.