Clippings

From the August 8th Entertainment Weekly
What would bring best-selling children’s author Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler) and Evil Eye artist Richard Sala together? A colorful and quirky story about a yeti lurking outside a little boy’s window (above), of course, part of the third and latest installment in Art Spiegelman’s genre-bending comics anthology, Little Lit: It Was a Dark and Silly Night (HarperCollins, $19.99). The book includes tales of humorless aliens and money-grubbing penguins as well as pieces by writer-artist dream teams like Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) and New Yorker veteran Gahan Wilson–all eager to work with the esteemed Maus creator, who helped open adult eyes to graphic novels. These days, Spiegelman shrugs off weightiness for whimsy, finding that a hodgepodge of clever kids’ stories can also be potent. “My pet peeve is hearing ‘Oh, this book is really for grown-ups,'” he says. “I know that’s not true.” Somewhere, Dr. Seuss is smiling. –Nisha Gopalan

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The CBLDF has placed on eBay a number of Neil stuffs, including a signed edition of the “Fairy Reel” and the Sunday sketch that you can find on the artistic interpretations of literary figures website.

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Michael Kaluta announced on his mailing list that he’s created a Books of Magic gallery on his website, featuring the all of the cover art he has created for the comic series.

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And American Gods gets a namecheck in the most recent edition of J. Scott Wilson’s The Weird Chronicles