I've got a review of Greil Marcus' new book, The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs (Yale Univ.) forthcoming at Public Books, a gem of a site. It should be up sometime in early-mid September. Marcus' work is thought-provoking as usual, but something unique and, I think, important for my work clicked when I read it. I'll expand on that when the piece is up, but a hint is "Groys."
Also, I'm heading to NYC in late October for the National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, a conference hosted by the School of Visual Arts to present a panel with my CCAD English/Philo friends Sophia Kartsonis and Matt Mitchem. We'll be rapping about "The Interdisciplinary Potential for English and Philosophy at Art Colleges." I'll be discussing the various comics-related curriculum and events we've been developing.
It's been too long since I've been in New York. The last time, I think, I was playing at CBGB's 313 Gallery while Cannibal Corpse played next door at the mothership. Honest.