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Daily OCD: 11/12/09
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Steven WeissmanSteve DitkoPaul KarasikJohnny RyanGahan WilsonFletcher HanksDame Darcy 12 Nov 2009 1:24 PM

A light load of Online Commentary & Diversions today:

• Plug: "Okay, I see a lot of books and comics passing my desk every week but ye gods this stood out – pre comic code Steve Ditko. Let me just say that again: STEVE DITKO!! ...Fantagraphics’ Strange Suspense: the Steve Ditko Archives [Vol. 1] goes on sale today, collecting material from the first couple of years of the now legendary comics god’s career; fabulous sci-fi, fatal femmes, lurid horror… And its a lovely looking hardback edition, the sort you give pride of place on your shelves (which is what we normally expect from the folks at Fanta, they know how to give class comics work plenty of love and present it well)." – The Forbidden Planet Interational Blog Log

• Interview: Paul Morton of The New Gay talks with Paul Karasik about chronicling the life and work of Fletcher Hanks: "I didn’t really choose to do this story. This story chose me. And it continues to choose me. So as much as I’d like to shake it, I’m sure something’s going to happen that’s going to pull me back down to it."

• Events: Don't forget, Dame Darcy is in Seattle this weekend — info and much more in her latest blog update

• Things to see: Steven Weissman pays homage to Johnny Ryan in his latest "I, Anonymous" illustration

• Awesome: Gahan Wilson, still changing lives (via Tom Spurgeon)