Because that’s what you get this summer, apparently. I’ve been working on Killingly and course prep and an eighteenth-century abstract this week, and I’m wiped.
The Hairpin has a great interview with Kate Beaton, who talks smartly about many things, including dramatizing history in comic form and why people reacted so weirdly to her calling-out of sexism in comics. And for your enjoyment, a recent Hark! A Vagrant strip sure to delight c18 nerds: Fop Gun.
Thriller writer Will Lavender describes his path from writing literary fiction he wasn’t satisfied with to writing what he loves.
A long piece in the Atlantic about the development of the current YA market.
And a lovely review in PW for my friend Merrie Haskell’s forthcoming middle-grade book, The Princess Curse.