It's been preordered for months, and i'm impatiently waiting for Lost Girls Collected. Like a lot of folks, i've only seen previously published bits, and pre-publication reviews have me excited - and concerned that some eleventh hour legal horseplay might suppress the book. Top Shelf has remarked on greater than expected early orders, and i think that's because people worry there won't be a reprint.
There are good pieces all over the web. Neil Gaiman's review for Publisher's Weekly is here. But the most exciting thing i've seen is Susie Bright's Blog Entry. A good interview with Alan Moore AND Melinda Gebbie (who goes way back with Susie). The best part is the gallery of Melinda's past and present work, including Wimmin's Comix, which was the first place i saw her comics, and became an instant fan. Check it out, and become geeked as so many are, at the publication of a true graphic novel sixteen years in the making.
Overplay, a music site for emerging artists, has an ongoing competition for the best unsigned bands. Mistula, a Filipino mixband fronted by a trio of BJDs, has finished fourth in the Playrate competition. The popular song, The Last Supper, available on Mistula's lovely website, is described by Overplay thusly: "Loony vocal mash-ups collide with slamming Slayer riffs to construct this bizarre-but-energetic prog-metal cathedral". As a whole, i'd say Mistula's sound is right on that line where prog-metal and goth overlap. The duo behind Mistula are the only Filipinos to place in the largely European competition, but as a project they are much more than a handful of songs and a forthcoming video. There is an official fanclub for dolls and fleshopods, and an interesting blog. Even if the music doesn't appeal to you (or your dolls), check them out for the wonderful art and writing, and the intriguing convergence of resin and flesh!