1. I recently had the pleasure of contributing to MUBI's annual writers poll, focused on Fantasy Double Features
. Mostly I discuss Panic Movement co-founder Fernando Arrabal's Viva la muerte
, as almost everybody has likely had their fill of my proffered counterpart, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life
. Except me, I suppose.
2. Meanwhile, over in print, the holiday season saw the release of the newest edition of the Norwegian literary magazine Vinduet
, and with it an article by Mr. Aksel Kielland on the state of non-superhero/non-assembly line comics in America. Included are a few quotes from me, which were solicited a while back; Tucker Stone
, Matt Seneca
and Robin McConnell
are in there too. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be an online edition of the issue at the moment -- and it's all in Norwegian, which gives me childish glee in pretending I've attained a spontaneous mastery of the language from merely posting on the same website as Kim Thompson -- so you'll have to take my word that I totally enhanced U.S. prestige abroad.