Everyone's A Critic: A roundup of comic book reviews and thinkpieces

Tim Holder offers an initial critique of the upcoming Art of Jaime Hernandez book, which results in a flurry of great comments from book designers, critics and the editor of said book. Easily one of the most informative and insightful comments threads in months, if not years. (Also: L&R fan Marc Sobel offers his thoughts.)

• Along the same lines, Jeet Heer offers an old review of Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz.

Marc Singer talks about why he included Maus in his comics class, and how his students reacted to it.

• Responding to an earlier essay by Jeet Heer (there he is again) on cartoonists' mid-life crises, Gary Groth offers his own thoughts and posts an essay he'd written on the topic several years ago. (part one, part two, and part three).

• The Hooded Utilitarian recently wrapped up a lengthy roundtable discussion on Likewise, with author Ariel Schrag chiming in at the end. You can read the whole thing by going here.

Charles Hatfield reports on a recent exhibit featuring R. Crumb's Genesis adaptation.

• Likewise, Diana Tamblyn reports on a recent show of Seth's work in Ontario.

Ken Parille breaks down a page from a Casper story so you don't have to.

Sara Boslaugh reviews Copper by Kazu Kibuishi.

Paul Gravett looks at the work of Baron Storey.

Bill Sherman calls the Lewis Trondheim's third entry in his Little Nothings series "thoughtful and amusing."

• Finally, Richard Bruton says Jason Shiga's Meanwhile is "almost guaranteed to engross and entertain anyone who picks it up."

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