|Weekly OCD 7.01.14|
|Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Ulli Lust, S Clay Wilson, Paul Hornschemeier, Patrick Rosenkranz, OCD, Love and Rockets, Los Bros Hernandez, Eleanor Davis, Ed Piskor, Dash Shaw, Conor Stechschulte||1 Jul 2014 1:00 PM|
The latest fluffy love-concoction of Online Commentaries and Diversions:
Review: Pirates in the Heartland: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson edited by Patrick Rosenkranz
"Part biography, part retrospective, part collected chronicles of a comic legend, this is a huge undertaking that pays off in every way you could expect, and a million ways you couldn't." – The Daily Planet
"It's a stunning body of work that brings together loosely personal and wholly fictional stories about joy, anguish, fear and loneliness - emotions all motivated by that essential quest to be the best you can be." – James Cartwright, It's Nice That
"Stechschulte's narrative is one of shifting gears and perceptions, moving between the clutter of immediacy and the fog of recollection." – John Seven, The Comics Journal
"This book contains many more examples of the sorts of stories that made him so rightly famous, including a couple of epic globe-trotting adventures, plenty of swiftly swelling domestic comedies, and two Christmas comics, which Barks seems to have specialized in." – J. Caleb Mozzocco, School Library Journal
"After last issue's splashy stories, this issue is a bit more low-key with regard to Killer and her story, preferring to lay some narrative pipe and give the characters a bit of room to breathe and interact." –Rob Clough, High-Low
- Interview: Boing Boing discusses Paul Hornschemeier's latest project, Giant Sloth.
- Plug: The New York Review of Books on Jean-Patrick Manchette, with a nod to Jacques Tardi's comic adaptations of the French writer's work.
- Public Books put out a list of their editorial staff's top picks, and they have three Fantagraphics titles in their Graphic section: Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1 by Ed Piskor, Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life by Ulli Lust, and New School by Dash Shaw.