October 28, 2013
Go, Look: A Few Comics-Related Lou Reed Links
The writer, songwriter and rock musician Lou Reed passed away on Sunday. He was a significant 20th Century American cultural figure, and a giant of North American punk/underground expression. His work and his public persona provided a wide variety of lessons and potential strategies for everyone in the arts. I'm personally grateful for the amount of music he made and writing he did over the years, including strong work during what seemed like creatively fallow times for the rest of the culture. His was a prickly, intriguing public persona. RIP. Here are a few links related to comics.
* the first page
of the John Holmstrom review-in-comics-form from Punk
* the Bleeding Cool survey
of comics professionals reacting to the news, primarily on twitter.
* Eric Reynolds draws Lou Reed
* Neil Gaiman write on Lou Reed for The Guardian
* Lou Reed Answers The Question, "Are You Aware Of The Work Of Neil Gaiman?
* from that same source, what was apparently -- at least at one time -- Reed's favorite comic
* Marc Arsenault's promise
of photos to come.
* Those photos
* Jamie Hewlett draws Lou Reed
* Lou Reed as new punk jew superhero
* finally, the Lou Reed category at the Fantagraphics Flog! blog
; the iconic alt-comics publisher released his collaboration with the great Lorenzo Mattotti, The Raven
. Here's a gallery of imagery
. Here's the New Yorker reporting on Reed's signing in support of that book at The Strand
posted 8:50 am PST
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