THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS in CBR's Top Books of 2012!

The Silence Of Our Friends (written by Mark Long & Jim Demonakos, and drawn by me) landed at #59 on Comic Book Resources' Top 100 Books of 2012, sharing company with powerhouses Becky Cloonan (Conan The Barbarian), Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth), Katie Skelly (Nurse Nurse), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Jeff Smith (RASL), Julia Wertz (The Infinite Wait), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys), Gabriel Ba (Casanova), Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo), and Ed Piskor (Wizzywig).

Congratulations to all these talented comics friends!

THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS in YALSA Top 10 Great Graphic Novels For Teens!

YALSA just announced that The Silence Of Our Friends is in their Top 10 Great Graphic Novels For Teens list for 2013-- excellent news!

Congratulations to comics friends Raina Telgemeier, Joseph Lambert, and Faith Erin Hicks, each of whom also had books on the list!

My top graphic novel & album pairings up at CBC!

Recently I wrote a piece about five near-perfect teamups of graphic novels and albums-- check it out here! 

You'll find Moss Icon, Lungfish, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Tristeza, and Harold Budd/Brian Eno represented in the mix, along with comics by Katie Skelly, Eric Drooker, Gabriella Giandelli, Kolbeinn Karlsson, and yours truly.

My top 5 (or 6) comics of 2012 on BoingBoing!

Brian Heater's Best Damn Comics Of The Year list is up now at BoingBoing, and my picks (books by Gabriella Giandelli, Katie Skelly, Brandon Graham, Farel Dalrymple, Jesse Jacobs, and Jeff Lemire) are up there with plenty of other folks. Also, I should've really included White Clay by Thomas Herpich-- pick it up at all costs!