Graphic Novel Reporter has created a list of "core" graphic novels that people should consider when building their personal or institutional libraries, and I'm extremely flattered to find Far Arden among its ranks. GNR writes:
This is not a best-of list or a list denoting the most worthy accomplishments in graphic novels (although everything on each list is an accomplishment in some way, shape, or form). Instead, it's a list to help retailers, librarians, educators, and all those who are seeking to start a graphic collection to get a sense of the essential books to acquire. This is where to begin for those who want to make a small step (a core list of 10 books), a medium step (an additional 25 books), or a larger one (100 more).
Some of my absolute favorites are also on that list (David Boring, Jimmy Corrigan, Epileptic, Alan's War, Essex County, etc...) so it's obviously exciting to be listed amidst such good company.
You can read an interview I did with Graphic Novel Reporter's John Hogan a year ago here.
Speaking of Far Arden, I've retooled the website where the entire graphic novel is still free to read online. You can check it out at kevincannon.org/288hour or read more about the book -- including reviews and interviews -- at its new main page: kevincanon.org/fararden.