Books, Celebrities

Second Lady Gaga Comic Book To Be Released

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 5:55 pm

In October 2009, Marc Jacobs stores sold Lady Gaga-centric comic books for two dollars a pop.  The small book was a short, witty piece that focused less on Gaga’s history and more on the Lady’s famously freaky penchant for high fashion.  The illustrations, drawn by the artist Brian Enersen, were very simple and sketched in stark black lines.  An upcoming comic book, titled “Fame: Lady Gaga,” is another approach to portraying the singer in pictures.

The two covers for the book, featured today on MTV News, are full-color portraits of Lady Gaga.  The comic book itself is supposedly biographical.  It’s slated to be released in May. Nerdy, comic-book-lovin’ pop enthusiasts, take note.


Books, art

Calvin And Hobbes Creator And Comic (Strip) Genius Bill Watterson’s First Interview In 20 Years

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 2:50 pm

For me and so many others, the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” has always been essential reading.  I obsessively collected the anthologies as a kid.  I still have most of them today, which is the only reason I haven’t purchased the beautiful collection of every strip, from beginning to end, which was released in recent years.  When I lived with my boyfriend last winter, we would joke about the fact that there was a “Calvin and Hobbes” book (sometimes two) in every room of the apartment at all times, which we neither planned nor minded one bit.  We’d read them in the kitchen as we waited for things to come out of the oven, on the couch in the living room, or on our stomachs on the bed.  They were always freshly funny and often poignant, despite how many times during the course of our lives we had read them.