*Time is at a premium once again; such a lengthy day, full of bursts of activity followed by long, tiring lulls. Chee.

*So why not kick back with the unexpurgated edition of Gary Groth’s Mome Vol. 1 interview with contributor Paul Hornschemeier? Twenty-one big pages, in the classic Comics Journal style, with an authoritative guide on how to pronounce the guy’s last name included. Found on Fantagraphics’ new Mome homepage. While you’re around, check out Kim Thompson’s official guide to Love and Rockets stuff not collected in the Palomar or Locas hardcovers, over at FLOG!

*Of course, if you want to read actual comics on your screen, here’s that excellent new Kevin Huizenga strip Ingwit alluded to in the other day’s comments section. It’s a direct, extensive remake of an unfinished earlier strip, infused with a certain Chris Ware sensibility whilst retaining Huizenga’s essential voice, and set to appear in Ganges #1, Huizenga’s forthcoming contribution to Fantagraphics’ 'Ignatz' line of deluxe small books, and currently my most anticipated release of 2006. And Or Else #3 is coming ‘very soon,’ with certain people apparently having secured copies at conventions and the like already; gad, what jealousy they inspire! I enjoyed issue #2, you know…

*Meanwhile, The Onion AV Club bangs the drum for Don Rosa’s The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck, proclaiming that “it's hard to believe that it's just a cult item, and not one of the canonized classics of American comics.” I've been thinking about taking a look at this; it'll be the first 'real' exposure to Rosa's duck work for this Barks reader (though I'm really a big Gottfredson fanboy, as regular readers of this site are aware).

*And finally - I'm out of the loop yet again! There’s a movie adaptation of the Sam Kieth/Alex Pardee/Chris Wisnia miniseries Ojo coming up? And it’s mostly done? And they’ve set up a site with stills? And even a trailer? Hmm; that was unexpected. From the looks of the site, it seems to have been shot (directed?) by Brian Hamm, with editing assistance from Kieth himself (who’s also in the process of adapting his Four Women miniseries into a film, to be written and directed on his own - Kieth previously directed the Roger Corman family rock climbing film Take It to the Limit). Looks low-cost, but it does a decent job of replicating the book’s feel from my end; I just had no idea this was happening until right now, and I’m fairly glad it is.