Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that have caught my eye over the past week.
* Shea Hennum reviews Luke Howard's new release from Retrofit, OUR MOTHER, which "features the incompleteness and pervasive unknowability that makes a rendering of mental illness sensible without being insulting."
* Megan Purdy writes about SOMEONE PLEASE HAVE SEX WITH ME by Gina Wynbrandt, "a working through and a deliberate exposure of her own vulnerabilities"
* Rob Clough on HOUSES OF THE HOLY by Caitlin Skaalrud, "an emotional narrative wrapped in symbols, fragments, and genuinely harrowing sequences."
* Greg Hunter reviews Tom Gauld's MOONCOP whose "rewards increase with a person's level of engagement."
* John Seven on Leela Corman's WE ALL WISH FOR DEADLY FORCE
* This sneak peek at ON A SUNBEAM, a new self-published, sci-fi style webcomic from the incredible Tillie Walden
* Tom Spurgeon interviews JESSICA CAMPBELL
* Tobias Carroll interviews BEN KATCHOR
* Peggy Roalf has this very short interview with BENJAMIN MARRA
* Brian Hibbs weighs in on the whole DIRECT MARKET CONVERSATION
* J. A. Micheline's thoughtful IT'S ABOUT ETHICS IN MARGANILIZED CRITICISM
* E. Thomas Finan's AN ESSENTIAL HUMAN RESPECT: READING WALT WHITMAN DURING TROUBLING TIMES