I’m very pleased to announce that RASL will be included in the 2011 edition of Best American Comics.
This year’s editor, Alison Bechdel, chose RASL #6 The Mad Scientist to be in the 2011 line up. That’s the Nikola Tesla issue. Best American Comics anthologies are always filled with good reads, and it’s an honor to have work included.
I am especially happy because I am a huge fan of Alison and her graphic novel, Fun Home. Thanks, Alison! Big thanks also to regular series editors Jessica Able and Matt Madden. Besides being well respected cartoonists themselves, Jessica & Matt also run the website Drawing Words & Writing Pictures. RASL was named a notable last year, and you can see Jessica & Matt’s write up here.
I do not know yet who the other cartoonists in the book will be, but a review from Publisher’s Weekly that appears on Amazon also mentions Joe Sacco and Dash Shaw.
I really like the cover designed by Jillian Tamaki
Below are a few images from RASL #6, The Mad Scientist: