|Daily OCD: 3/3/11|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under R Kikuo Johnson, Peanuts, Esther Pearl Watson, Edward Gorey, Daily OCD, Barry Windsor-Smith, Alexander Theroux||3 Mar 2011 8:16 PM|
Today's Online Commentary & Diversions (running late due to Emerald City ComiCon prep!):
• List: Library Journal's Martha Cornog recommends Unlovable: The Complete Collection by Esther Pearl Watson as one of her "Graphic Novels for Women's History Month": "A cringe-worthy classic of high school malaise, reportedly based on a real girl's diary found in a Las Vegas bathroom in 1995. Like a Wimpy Kid older sister but more poignant and painful, this features jagged, unpretty art capturing the diarist's inner chaos. For Lynda Barry fans craving a new read and professionals seeking an unvarnished glimpse of female adolescence."
• Plug: At The New York Times, Mark Dery examines the resurgence in interest in Edward Gorey and works in a nice mention of our book: "The market for Gorey books and merchandise buoys indie publishers like... Fantagraphics, which is releasing a third edition of The Strange Case of Edward Gorey, a portrait by the novelist and longtime Gorey friend Alexander Theroux."