Trying my best to copy Don, I bought an espresso machine and started playing around with LibraryThing. It’s my day off, so I’m going to spend it on caffeine, reading like a madman, and blogging like crazy to make up for the severe lack of posts lately. Stay tuned.
As for the reading: In addition to being a National Book Award nominee, Gene Yang did his master’s thesis on comics and education. Dover Thrift has some really cheap, really amazing art books. Joann Sfar is one of the best men in comics, period. McCarthy’s new book is dark, depressing, and beautiful — like his last one, I think it’s basically a pulp novel, begging to be made into a movie. Saul Steinberg is January’s greatest (re)discovery. Arnheim’s book is on Tufte’s reading list, so I’m down.