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Daily OCD: 4/23/12
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under reviewsnicolas mahlerLinda MedleyDrew FriedmanDaily OCD 23 Apr 2012 7:19 PM

Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:

Castle Waiting Vol. II #16

Review: "Since its 1996 Olio Press inception with The Curse of Brambly Hedge, writer/artist Linda Medley’s sweetly Grimm magnum opus has sometimes appeared fitfully, and this week, Castle Waiting Vol. II #16 continues that trend. More specifically, as her publishers note in a one-page introduction, three years have passed since last the black-and-white Fantagraphics Books neofable graced comics shops. Still, those same publishers — Gary Groth and Kim Thompson, not exactly gentlemen known for lavishing praise profligately — also characterize the series as 'one of the greatest and most beautifully drawn fantasy comic books of all time,' and the verity of that characterization, even after so long a hiatus, earns Castle Waiting this column’s most heartfelt recommendation, as does the series’ gentle humor. Regarding its visuals, by way of example, a two-page view of Jain’s new quarters sparks astonishment for the impeccability of its draftsmanship; regarding its wit, meanwhile, a gentle chuckle should greet Rackham’s comment about the castle’s three handmaidens: 'They’ve been old biddies for so long, it’s hard to imagine that they were once young biddies…'" – Bryan A. Hollerbach, PLAYBACK:stl

Drew Friedman My Way at the Scott Eder Gallery

Preview/Plug: The Huffington Post presents a slideshow of artwork from Drew Friedman's "My Way" exhibit opening at Scott Eder Gallery in Brooklyn this Saturday

Angelman

Plug: MTV Geek's Eddie Wright recommends Nicolas Mahler's evening at the Austrian Cultural Forum in NYC this Thursday