ALL My ADVENTURE TIME-Related Stuff for 2012!

My strange, deeply unhealthy obsession with Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE Time yeilded a bunch of pieces this year. Here they are in chronological order, more or less. This is actually from Dec.27 of last year, but eh, it’s still close — I talk with Ryan North about the KaBOOM! AT comic book. Here’s an intro to …

EVERY SINGLE Pop Candy USATODAY.com Post from My Second Week!

Hey guys — just had a great week subbing again for Whitney Matheson at Pop Candy!  Here’s all the posts I did in once easy-to-find place, day by day! Monday: Early Buzz! Special Guest Essay by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Charles Brownstein! Gift Suggestions from Mondo’s Justin Ishmael, The Four Horsemen, and Mark …

Book Reviews for the Holidays!

From The Independent Weekly Stitches: A Memoir By David Small W.W. Norton & Company; 329 pp. The second graphic novel to be nominated for the National Book Award, David Small’s memoir of an unhappy childhood is the best David Lynch film David Lynch never made. Using negative space, chiaroscuro and well-chosen slashes of gray, Small …

Lev Grossman on THE MAGICIANS, Part One

The MAGIC of Lev Grossman, Part One By Zack Smith Quentin did a magic trick. Nobody noticed. Lev Grossman’s third novel, The Magicians has hit the bestseller list and earned rave reviews since its release in late August. It’s the tale of Quentin Coldwater, a young, smart fan of a series of fantasy novels about …