It's here at last: the spring 2008 issue of Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction has my article on comic books and metaphor in Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude, Rick Moody's The Ice Storm, and Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, which first germinated as this post more years ago than I care to think about.
In other, not even remotely blog-related news, my first published piece of film criticism, an article on Citizen Kane and Nixon, sees print in the summer 2008 issue of JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory.
And the piece I've been waiting the longest to see in print, on noir and nostalgia in The Big Lebowski, appears in the current, all-Coen brothers issue of Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities. Sadly, it's been stuck in the pipeline for too long for me to become known as "the Lebowski guy," but I hope you enjoy it anyway.
None of these journals are terribly easy to track down outside of a university library (though you can order copies of Critique through the link above), but if you happen to read any of these articles I'd be glad to hear your reactions.
More projects on the horizon, but it's too early to announce them.
Update: Forgot to mention that I also have a review of Scott McCloud's Making Comics in the Spring 2008 issue of the International Journal of Comic Art.