Reviews that popped up on our radar this week:
• Matthew Brady takes a good look at Pocket Full of Rain and Other Stories by Jason
• Tim Lane's Abandoned Cars is a Pick of the Week at the fictional comic shop in the webcomic The Rack
• Sequart on Grotesque #2 by Sergio Ponchione
• Abhay Kholsa at The Savage Critics looks at the first two issues of Sammy the Mouse by Zak Sally
• Jog and Sequart both delve into Mome Vol. 12
• Jarett Duncan says the works of Dave Cooper are "Worth Your Time and Dollar"
• Blog@Newsarama highlights a bunch of our releases that arrived in comic shops this week
• Sean T. Collins on Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes
• Comics-and-More loves Bottomless Belly Button by Dash Shaw; Matthias Wivel at The Metabunker digs it too
• Wired looks at Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell
• Jarett Kobek's examination of Strange and Stranger includes this intriguing quote: "My guess would be that if Ditko's creator-owned work were being judged independent of What Came Before, it wouldn't be spoken of as a Decline, but rather in the same way that we have begun to discuss an outsider artist like Rory Hayes. (Note: not likening Ditko's work to that of Hayes.)"
• The Vancouver Courier profiles Kim Deitch
• We've got a fingernail-buffing 17 slots on Alan David Doane's "100 Must-Read Graphic Novels" list, with 3 in the top 10 (plus two collections of comics originally published by us)
• Boing Boing is excited for our upcoming Boody Rogers book
• ICV2 writes about The New York Times writing about Blake Bell writing about Steve Ditko in Strange and Stranger
• At The Comics Reporter, Tim Lane addresses Frank Santoro's question about the future of Lane's serialized story "Belligerent Piano"
• A customer at our bookstore alerted us to the fact that musician Ryan Adams has been blogging about Leah Hayes' Holy Moly and made a video for her band Scary Mansion
• From the Strange Bedfellows Department, a sentiment we can certainly get behind (more info here, via E&P):