Item: Sequential’s own Dave Howard profiles Jason Kieffer for the torontoist blog.

Item: Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester’s A Comic Studies Reader has won a U.S. award for best book in the field of pop culture studies. Congrats to the editors!

Item: Bryan Lee O’Malley on Inkstuds.

Item: More on the “Jellaby going out of print” story, courtesy of Johanna Draper Carlson.

Item: D+Q is having a sale on some of its newer high profile books.