Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Book News, In Brief

It's an accepted cliche that 'the winners write the history books,' but how much time has to pass before the rest of us can start re-writing? Eddie Campbell (From Hell, Alec) has an article on his blog about this, provoked by the critical reception to Sophia Coppolla's Marie Antoinette film, but going on to include Grant Morrison's New Adventures of Hitler and the icky-as-f**k engraving, The Circumcision of Christ.

The Huffington Post has posted a piece listing the campaign contributions of your favorite big name authors (Richard Patterson: $2,300 to John Edwards & 3,300 to John McCain, Jay Mcinerney: $2300 to Giuliani, Elinor Lipman: $220 to Obama). This is good news for those of you who can't separate the artist from the art. Heaven forbid you support a writer who supported someone you're not voting for.

Via TheComicsReporter.com: "Nominees for the third annual Glyph Comics Awards were announced over the weekend. The awards are designed to honor the best in black comics and creators." Kyle Baker's Nat Turner: Revolution and Percy Carey's Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm dominate the ballot. For the complete ticket, hit TheComicsReporter.com.

Update: As a slap in the face to today's first news item, New York Magazine offers six pages of the new Fantagraphics comic, I Killed Adolph Hitler. It's not The Circumcision of Christ, but it's a'ight.