[Last weekend the specter of Pa Ingalls loomed large over the Saturday Six Pack. Grass Lake homesteader Joe Trumpey and I talked about Pa’s fiddle playing in the Big Woods, his reliance on spanking, and the homes he built with his family as they made their way across the American frontier. [Trumpey said he would […]
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Ann Arbor’s plans to take on Art Prize with Pop-X, Ypsi’s rising fame as a singles city, and empowering the poor …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack
Having won the title of World’s Best Comic Book Store, Ann Arbor’s Vault of Midnight plots global domination
After years of shopping at Ann Arbor’s much-beloved comic book shop Vault of Midnight, I finally had the occasion a few weeks ago, at an event hosted by Concentrate Media, to meet the store’s founder Curtis Sullivan. What started as a friendly conversation on the current state of Ann Arbor retail quickly escalated into an […]
One of my favorite musicians, Daniel Johnston, turned 50 yesterday, and, to show their appreciation, a lot of his fans pledged money through Kickstarter so that he might be able to publish his first real comic book. Here’s a little video on the project, followed by a little more in the way of background. If […]
Well-respected autobiographical comic book writer and curmudgeon Harvey Pekar died at his home in Cleveland last night. He was 70 years old… I hope his old adversary David Letterman says something nice about him tonight. And, if he doesn’t, I hope that Harvey haunts the shit out of him.