Nestled in this account of author Neil Gaiman’s entry into the world of reading glasses is the news that he’s guest editing next year’s BEST AMERICAN COMICS, the Houghton Mifflin anthology.
Also realised very late last night that the problems I’ve had reading comics for the next Year’s Best American Comics that I’m guest editing has nothing to do with losing my love for comics and everything to do with the fact that somewhere in the last year I must have started needing reading glasses for small print and had not realised this. I found a pair of reading glasses and the world became one with good, easy-to-read comics in it once again… I suppose more things like this will happen as I age. How odd.
Previous editors include Anne Elizabeth Moore and Harvey Pekar, followed by Matt Madden and Jessica Abel with guest editors Chris Ware, Lynda Barry and Charles Burns. Gaiman certainly brings a different sensibility to the project, so let the hot stove league chatter begin now.