edited by D.B. Dowd and Todd Hignite And speaking of Todd Hignite, it seems that he's on a roll in a major way this month, as, in addition to the above mentioned In the Studio and the below described Comic Art 8, this month also sees the public release of this fascinating -- and, yes, beautifully produced -- collection of essays on all things originating in lines on paper (and, to be precise, transparent celluloid, as well). Originally published by Washington University in a very small edition in late 2004 as The Rubber Frame: Essays in Culture and Comics to accompany a pair of exhibits there, it has now been republished for the general public by Princeton Architectural Press. It includes a look at the parallels of comics and animation, probes the connections between Tijuana Bibles and Jack T. Chick tracts, takes a look at the 1960s African Americans and American Comic Books, and contains Mr. Hignites own essay: what is quite possibly the most thoughtful tribute ever penned to the works of Jaime Hernandez. All lavishly illustrated, natch'.