Monday, June 29, 2009

Good comics stuff in good magazines

There was a preview of R. Crumb's forthcoming straight retelling of The Book of Genesis in the recent New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue. Intro to the piece by Francoise Mouly (New Yorker cover by Clowes).

Excellent interview with Gary Panter in the latest issue of The Believer (and already online in its entirety here), with illos as always by Charles Burns. Usually this mag sits untouched on the shelves but for some reason this one sold out rather quickly.

A literary agents roundtable in Poets & Writers glumly agrees that only 100 novelists make a living in the US solely writing books. So let's see, that's Stephen King, Stephenie Meyer, Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz, Dan Brown, and um...95 others. The rest are subjected to teaching in MFA programs.