I didn’t mean to vanish for so long, I had some things in every day life to catch up with.
I didn’t watch The Simpsons comic book episode because I gave up on The Simpsons years ago and I work nights so no prime-time TV for me. The AV Club offers a nice recap which makes me think I didn’t miss much.
Year’s best for comics lists are popping up (nevermind the year isn’t over yet). Publishers Weekly has one (about a third of the way down the page) and it’s a good list, although if I have to read anything else about Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings, I’m going to end up throwing something. I know there are others (I thought Amazon had one) but I don’t remember them right now. Ooops.
There is a great interview with Marjane Satrapi in the most recent issue of Bust magazine (who awesomely gives a lot of coverage to women making comics, it seems). I am quite excited to see the film version of Persepolis, but sadly, it’s probably going to be next year before I see it.
I’m sure there are more things I meant to discuss. Maybe I will remember them when life gets less hectic.