Here is a brand-new podcast interview with JL that was just posted. It’s so new, JL refers to Emmanuel Macron’s recent appearance before the US Congress, about there not being a Planet B.
JL’s contribution to the landmark Fiftieth Issue of the ongoing McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is available for view online, since the publication is sold out. Recommended as well, for those of you interested in Ernie Bushmiller’s undying character, is this remarkable in-depth book-length study of one three-panel strip.
For JL readers interested in the process of how A Gambler’s Anatomy came into being, with insights into what he reads (DeLillo, McEwan, Dostoevsky, Graham Greene), and what he watches (Robert Altman’s California Split), and how he spins the plates, there is the latest installment in the educational podcast called “The How, The Why.” Highly recommended for anyone willing to invest the time.
On May 1, a new book about Philip Ashforth Coppola, who has been trying to preserve the art of the New York Subway system by recreating them in drawings, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press, with a Foreword by Jonathan Lethem. It looks like a real keeper.
In the Netherlands, Dissident Gardens has been translated into an actual garden.
This Andrew Rowcroft knows a thing or two.
Why, thank you Chronic City! The feeling is mutual!
This is intriguing, and possibly awkward. A film about him, who is me. He/I looks stressed out in that still from the Metrograph website. Is the film unauthorized? Come and find out.