I welcomed the new year with a roaring case of norovirus. Whether that unholy purge was meant to be some symbol of 2017, of the year yet to come, or just my body's instinctive urge to self-destruct in the most unpleasant way possible remains, as of this writing, unclear. Probably all three.
Uncharacteristically, I have a planned week of #content coming up (more on this soon), but in the meantime I wanted to link to a few posts from 2017. Why? I do not know. I did one of those Twitter threads where I linked to some of this stuff and it just really deeply amused me, the idea of all the journalists I follow being like 'here's all my thoughtful investigative reporting about poverty and some thinkpieces on sexual assault' and me being like 'here's multiple links to Whore Feud." It's 2018 and I'm still laughing about Whore Feud, seriously. I wonder what those wacky guys are going to get up to this year.
Anyway, here are some of my favorite posts from last year:
Black History Month Profile in Courage: Chris Ware
All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 - a review
In Appreciation of the Chester Brown/Dave Sim Whore Feud
In Continued Appreciation of the Chester Brown/Dave Sim Whore Feud
Other People's Stories - a personal essay
Another Fake Conversation - on upsetting comics
An Extremely Funny Chris Ware video - Chris Ware locates other people's inner Chris Wares
Portrait, a comic by Simon Hanselmann - a review
I also wrote about Nick Spencer and R. Crumb. Not my faves but without a doubt the ones that seemed to resonate with people.
Happy new year? "Happy new year." Happy new year.