Caustic Cover Critic has nominated this blog for a Splash award, with the following explanation:
The Splash award is given to
alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspiring blogs. When
you receive this award, you must:
1. Put the logo on your blog/post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom you received your Splash award.
I'll have to have a cup of coffee and a think about who to nominate; in the meantime, can I note my pleasure at being nominated alongside Eddie Campbell. Rifling through the chest of mouldering comics that sits underneath several boxes of bicycle tools and spare parts in a corner of my office, I find - nestled among old copies of Badger, Tales from Gimbley and American Flagg - the first half-dozen issues of Deadface:
Deadface is the god Bacchus - immortal, of course, but looking a bit rough on account of "wine, women and song", also of course: Greek myth meets gangster noir. I'd love to find out where the story went after issue #6.
Also via Caustic Cover Critic:
I've come to the Neglected Books Page, which offers a really broad and interesting selection of titles (though I'd quibble hard with the idea that either The Third Policeman or Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate are neglected - both in print, both recipients of plenty of critical attention). I second their recommendations of Augustus Carp, Esq. - a book that gets revived, in a minor way, every couple of decades - and Michael Frayn's Sweet Dreams, a vision of heaven that is one of the coolest satires on bourgeois liberal morality ever written. They also recommend Frayn's early volume of philosophy, Constructions, which I happened to come across in a shop yesterday - now back in print, I suppose because of the attention paid his more recent The Human Touch.
And I discovered the GenderAnalyzer, which claims to be able to discern the sex of the author of any homepage. GenderAnalyzer says: "We guess http://roberthanks.typepad.com/zoo_in_the_head/ is written by a woman (53%), however it's quite gender neutral." I'd always thought I was quite butch, and don't know whether to feel chuffed or humiliated.