I love Minor Thread. Almost all of Isac’s posts are great - typos, misspellings and all. His passion and positivity about music and life in general is refreshing. A couple of recent posts I really liked are this one about the origins of a Texas Is The Reason shirt and this one about Red Fang.
1950s map of central Sydney from Vanessa Berry’s excellent 'Short History of Sydney Cartography' post on her blog Mirror Sydney. I sporadically read Vanessa’s zines in the 90s, and I was quite happy to recently discover that she’s a pretty active blogger. Her writing at Mirror Sydney still has that personal, zinelike quality, but is also focussed on place, which interests me.
This image is from Robert Steibel’s recent Jack Kirby column at The Comics Journal. It’s a single panel from a photostat of one of Kirby’s pencilled pages for Fantastic Four #61 from 1967, recently sold at auction. The article is an incredibly detailed but perhaps overlay partisan analysis of two of the pages, but it’s worth a look just for the images - the pencils shown without inks, colours or word balloons are visually amazing. To me, printed pages of comics from that era usually look pretty dated, but these pencils have a totally different feel.