* Alex Dueben talks to Gilbert Hernandez. Everything Hernandez says is interesting, and his response to what it was like to win a pair of recent awards is super-charming. Mark Frauenfelder talks to Art Spiegelman. Spiegelman and Gil Kane invented the modern comics legacy of great interviews. Team Inkstuds talks to Sean Christensen. Nicole Rudick profiles Gary Panter.
* early Jim Aparo is always worth checking out. Although come to think of it, he had to be in his mid-thirties by the time this particular story came out. I just so heavily identify him with later work that his career seems to lean later than maybe is historically accurate.
* finally, I don't think I've ever seen this Bob Powell gimmick, and I agree with the writer of the post that it doesn't really work. Fascinating to think of the creative context that gets us there, though.