The picks of the week from around the web.

Things are on the DL here at the Bunker for the moment — last stretch of dissertation — but I do have a few nice comics links I wanted to share with everyone who hasn’t already seen them and recommend to anyone who has skipped them.

  • ASIFA: Basil Wolverton on cartoon sounds. Great essay on sound effects by a master, from the 1970s Graphic Story Magazine. Lots of eye-popping art too!
  • Comics Reporter. Tom Spurgeon offers up the best piece of criticism of the week, writing about five comics he finds value in rereading. Great stuff.
  • SPX & TCAF Panels. Sean Collins has a downloadable mp3 as well as an online transcript of the ‘New Action’ panel he moderated at SPX the weekend before last. The panelists — Frank Santoro, Benjamin Marra, Kazimir Strzepek, and Shawn Cheng — offer lots of interesting thoughts on comics storytelling. Also, Dash Shaw’s notes from the last TCAF Mainstream/Alternative panel contains some nuggets on Jack Kirby from Santoro and others.