Alison Bechdel, whose stunning graphic novel of a memoir appears next month, tells Shauna Swartz that “the actual documentary truth” recorded in the childhood journals she consulted while writing “was almost always richer and more surprising” than the way she remembered things unfolding. At her blog, Bechdel says she felt like Mr. Earbrass when the final hardcover arrived in her mailbox last week.
A graphic artist has illustrated Haruki Murakami’s “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning.” (Via, via.)
Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has a new novel, A Spot of Bother, coming out in September. According to Publishers Lunch, the book is “a humorous and disturbing portrait of a dignified 57-year-old man trying to go insane politely, as his daughter decides to marry her inappropriate boyfriend, his wife has an affair with his ex-colleague, and he discovers a sinister rash on his hip.”