Item: Skim, Country Nurse nominated for Harvey Awards in the Best Graphic Album category. As well, Lar deSouza and Ryan Sohmer, creators of the webcomic Least I Could Do, were nominated in several categories. (In an interesting post, Tom Spurgeon makes a plea for getting rid of the Harveys).
Item: Tom Spurgeon has a thorough obituary for U.S. cartoonist B.M. Duncan. Duncan’s art was a highlight of Weirdo magazine in the 1980s and was a radical, humane talent.
“Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a Japanese manga pioneer, attempts to transform the solitary life of the cartoonist into an outsized adventure story.”