Today's Online Commentary & Diversions:
"A remarkable mélange of humor, silent interludes, beautiful pacing, coloration and composition. This is one to re-read."
…The Cabbie Vol. 1 by Marti…
"A reprint that reminds everyone of the neo-noir adventures of 'The Cabbie,' delivered with a great, black, deadpan sense of humor."
…and Nuts by Gahan Wilson:
"You want a great book that places you directly inside the psyche of a small boy confronting an insane adult world? This is it."
• List: Graphic Eye asks comics creator Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf) for his Best of 2011, which includes Johnny Ryan's Prison Pit Book 3 at #2: "The Prison Pit series has produced some of the best gay erotic comics in recent memory (particularly Book One), without consciously setting out to do so. It could easily be subtitled 'A Complex Cycle of Penetration and Regeneration.' Johnny pumps this hyper-masculine orgy of violence and sex so far beyond bursting, it can't help but tip over to the queer side. It is a prison, after all."
• Plug: "…Fantagraphics’s Jason Conquers America one shot from last month… [has] got interviews with Jason, his colorist Hubert, some great Jason fan art, and more. Good stuff." – The Secret Headquarters
• Policy: The Graphic Policy blog asked Gary Groth for his statement on Fantagraphics' position on SOPA, the so-called Stop Online Policy Act (we're agin' it)