Here’s our staff highlights for this week — all the titles, creators, programs, conferences, and library shenanigans that made our week, comics-wise!
Lucy Knisley Travelogues
The thing that made me the happiest this week was the announcement that Fantagraphics is going to be publishing two, 2! travelogues by the awesomely talented Lucy Knisley. One coming out this fall and the other coming out next year. I'm so thrilled that these are coming out, because Lucy is one of my favorite artists/writers and I've been wanting to read these travelogues since she started talking about working on them. -Andrew S.
Batman '66 on DVD
That is exciting! I have patrons who have been asking for that for years (not to mention myself) -Jennifer W.
Order of the Stick Calendar
I'm happy that my 2014 Order of the Stick wall calendar came today. Woo for a wall-hangy version of my favorite webcomic! -Nic
I just discovered a beautiful new web comic called, "Blindsprings". -Nic
Alex and Ada
Alex + Ada issue 2 came out! - Anna C.
Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo
Registration opened for the Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo! I'm excited to try to go this year - Theo Ellsworth & Trina Robbins will be there. -Tessa
I finally read Delilah Dirk & The Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff, and it was as good as pretty much everyone else on the internet said it was! I was delighted to have a book live up to its hype for me. -Renata
What Did You Eat Yesterday?
If it's not too late, I'm SUPER HAPPY that What Did You Eat Yesterday, by Fumi Yoshinaga and published by Vertical, finally has a release date! And now you all know what I'll be reading on March 25, 2014. -Eva
The Killing Joke: Fan Theories
This Cracked entry on a fan theory regarding the end of The Killing Joke (my favorite Batman story) made me pretty happy. It could be nothing more than pure fan speculation (though that fan does happen to be Grant Morrison), it is still REALLY interesting...if true! I should point out that the article does disprove it (I really should read something in its entirety before posting) but I still think it makes for a fun thought! -Allen
Tezuka's Phoenix Digital Release
Viz announced that they would digitally publish Osamu Tezuka's epic masterpiece "Phoenix." This kind of beats Digital Manga Publishing to the punch, as DMP made a deal with Tezuka Productions in 2013 to digitally publish all of Tezuka's works in North America. "Phoenix" is easily one of Tezuka's greatest achievements as well as one of my favorite comics of all time. -Thomas