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I saw a dead bird today while I was giving an imaginary friend a campus tour. "And here's our dead bird. We are very proud of him." That's about it for animal news.
Now I will list comics that I've been reading which are not related to my comic very much at all.
John Hankiewicz is super smart and makes incredible comics, some of which I happened to read in a book called Asthma after I found it on clearance for $6.50 in a store that sells mainly superhero comics. One of the stories in Asthma mentions the town I'm from, and I was like woah hey. But that is not important. His comics are good because they are extremely well drawn, and because they make you think about things you were already thinking about, but you didn't know you were thinking about them until you saw them on the page.
I picked up a copy of Charles Burns's Black Hole at the library, because it has a great cover, and it turned out to be the best thing I have read in a long time. I won't say anything about it, because it would either be meaningless adjectives or spoilers. I will say that the frames are big, and the images read perfectly, and the whole thing goes by very quickly for the size of the book.
I saw a show of Chris Ware stuff yesterday, and it was great. Chris Ware is just great, and his new book Lint (seeable at the show) is also great. Okay, apparently the book is called Acme Novelty Library #20, but you know what, the book cover said Lint. I remember the first time I saw his stuff at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and I thought to myself "I do not like this." But I took a poster anyway, and somehow he ended up being one of my favorite artists ever. Aaaanyway, if you are a New York person and/or someone who I don't know who reads Mark (unlikely), you can find out about that show here. (PS: that show is over now)
Now I am reading MW by Osamu Tezuka, which looks to be very good so far, although I am having a lot of trouble reading it without using ridiculous Americans-dubbing-for-TV-anime-characters voices. I think it's the facial expressions.