Online Commentary & Diversions of the day:
• Review: "[Miss] Lasko-Gross… us[es] a dark and biting humor that both self-deprecates and pokes fun at alterna-teens along the way… The art pulls everything together wonderfully, …and each section receives a beautiful splash page or panel with an embedded title to welcome you into the vignette… Though Fantagraphics has billed A Mess of Everything as the second part of a trilogy, it stands well alone for new readers of Lasko-Gross’ work, like myself, who want to skip straight to the unique uneasiness of the teen problems we carry through adulthood. [Grade] 8/10" – Zane Austin Grant, PopMatters
• Review: "This lovingly restored collection of Humbug's five [sic – it's eleven] issues is accompanied by essays, interviews and annotations, providing a glimpse into what Mad had wrought." – Richard Pachter, The Miami Herald
• Plug: Socio-political blog Third Rate in the Tropics, prefacing a video examining the Israeli/Palestinian divide, says "One of the best works I've ever come across on the topic is Palestine, a graphic novel by Joe Sacco."