Photo Funnies

"Jim Shooter said what...?!?"
Photo: Jeet Heer
Caption: Gregory Gallant
Photo Subject: Bella Elinor Heer
Note: Alas, this joke will only make sense to those who have an encylopedic knowledge of the internal politics of Marvel Comics in the 1980s. But for a good background, see this great Gary Groth essay here.
 

Baby Photos

Grandmom, new mom, fresh-born daughter.
Bella within moments of her birth

I’m hijacking this very serious political and literary blog to make a personal annoucement. Yesterday Robin Ganev gave birth to our daughter, Bella Elinor Heer. The baby was born at 1:22 CST weighing in at 6 pound 3 oz. Both mother and daughter are doing well. Here are some photos: