This is not a man with a blog.
In my comic bookshelves, Guy Delisle has his own section of work. His travelogues from places like Burma and Pyongyang provide a view of the world I wouldn’t get otherwise. Delisle exists in a small world of comic artists that do this well, a club that includes Joe Sacco, another favorite of mine. Shenzhen gives…
This timeless story is illustrated by Stan Sakai, famous for the Usagi Yojimbo series. It is expectedly beautiful and a great treatment of a story so old and resonant it spans multiple centuries and nations. Borrow it from SFPL or buy at Green Apple Books.
1950’s noir murder mystery set in the early era of television.
Noir meets Cthulhu in the City By The Bay.
In Laughing Ogre Comics in OH, about to leave when I saw this on the shelf and ran back to buy it. It is every bit as good as you hope with deep history and an entertaining story arc. I finished it in 24 hours. Get it Green Apple Books.
Wills, DNRs, power of attorney, mobility issues, all of the problems that we all spend our lives trying to avoid thinking about and planning for come out in this beautiful memoir If you’re over 50, you absolutely have to read this.
“Whether or not you are Jewish, sometime in your life you must have felt that feeling of not belonging, or not feeling welcome. Maybe it was your first day at your new school, or you just got hired for a new job and everyone there knows everyone else, except for you. “
2020 (taken out of my kitchen window)
The White House graph looks nothing like what a pandemic is really like. That’s bad news for “opening up the country”.
Wondering exactly how bad it’s going to get in the hospitals in your state? Wondering if it’s crazy to keep a quarantine up for this long? It turns out there’s finally enough data that a University of Washington Researcher has created a model for peak usage and then built a sexy, easy to understand graph.…