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Blogosphere roundup for 7/11/08
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviews 11 Jul 2008 12:56 PM

This week's batch of reviews from 'round the web:

Comic Book Galaxy's Alan David Doane on Blake Bell's Stranger and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko

• Fantasy writer Icats Nitram discovers Linda Medley's Castle Waiting

Art Blog by Bob looks at Explainers by Jules Feiffer

PopMatters reviews Dash Shaw's Bottomless Belly Button; meahwhile, Laura Hudson takes a close and thoughtful look at the animated trailer Dash made for the book and decodes the book's coded letters (spoiler alert applies to both links)

PrettyFakes on the first two issues of Kevin Huizenga's Ganges

The Austin Chronicle on The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 by Thomas Ott

• Review Pull-Quote of the Month: "A lot of people’s Top Ten Favorite-est Comics of the Year lists this year will involve comics about Israel or the exquisite sadness of being an Asian man who likes blondes, all that stuff; mine will involve cheeseburger-flavored semen...? I got dropped on my head a lot as a baby." - Abhay Kholsa of The Savage Critics on Johnny Ryan's Angry Youth Comix #14

Non-review links:

Mike Sterling presents "The most horrible thing done to Charlie Brown by Lucy in The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968," and then rounds up links to postulated fates of the Peanuts characters

• I don't think I'd come across Sergio Ponchione's blog before

• Sean T. Collins continues rescuing his "I Can Has Comics?" interviews from WizardUniverse.com archive oblivion; this time, Johnny Ryan and (as Jacob already pointed out) Jordan Crane

The Bad Genious, profiling a handful of alt-comix publishers, says "If Noam Chomsky read comics, I am positive he would dig Fantagraphics"

On WFMU's Beware of the Blog, Irwin Chusid memorializes Jim Flora on the 10th anniversary of Flora's death (which was Wednesday)

• At Comics Comics, Frank Santoro presents the final installment of his recap of the "Craft in Comics" panel at HeroesCon that featured Jaime Hernandez

Pig State Recon profiles the multifarious creativity of Tim Hensley

• Jenny Ryan (Mrs. Johnny) finds a surprise in her freezer