November Update: Werewolves, Comics Without Panels, ICAF & Grass Green!

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The back cover of The Curse of the Werewolf (Power Records, 1974)

November is only a few days old and it’s already been a busy month! Here are a couple of updates:

You can read my essay “How to Read The Curse of the Werewolf at The Los Angeles Review of Books. Thanks to Anne Elizabeth Moore for her encouragement and her fabulous edits on this article. While you’re at LARB, also read the other Halloween essays, including Anne’s review of the IDW collection Still in the Dark, Tim Hanley’s piece on Afterlife with Archie, and Melissa Mendes’s cartoon essay on Beautiful Darkness–one of the creepiest comics I’ve read in a long, long time (I mean Beautiful Darkness is creepy, not Melissa’s cartoon). It’s creepier then The Curse of the Werewolf but maybe not as creepy as Michael DeForge’s Ant Colony.

Also, thanks to Allison Felus for her photos from last weeks’ “Like Comics Without Panels” Q&A here at Harper with John Porcellino, Marnie Galloway, and Edie Fake. Allison also managed to record some audio from the event, so after ICAF is over in a couple of weeks I’m hoping to transcribe the conversation.

And speaking of ICAF–if you’re in Columbus, Ohio from November 12 to the 15 come to the Billy Ireland for the International Comic Arts Forum. On Friday the 14th, I’ll be presenting a paper on Richard “Grass” Green, one of my favorite cartoonists.

And here are a couple of other comics events here in Chicago in the next couple of weeks:

You can see more of Marnie’s work along with selections from several other amazing Chicago cartoonists at “Superheroines,” running at Werkspace through Sunday the 9th. Marnie and a few of the other artists will be at Werkspace this Friday the 7th to talk more about their work.

And the Embodiment show at the University of Chicago featuring Edie and several other artists will be running for a few more weeks, too. Go see it!

More soon! Happy November.

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