Author Archives: Rob Clough

About Rob Clough

I battle cancer at my day job, and write about comics & women's college basketball at night. I have a beautiful & whip-smart wife and a feisty young daughter. I will happily review any comics sent to me. I especially like to review minicomics. Contact me at tmc [at] duke [dot] edu for more info or send your comics to: 404 Tall Oaks Drive, Durham, NC 27713

The Best Short-Form Comics of 2016

Our minicomics columnist chooses his thirty favorite shortform comics published last year. Continue reading

 

The Comics Nurturer: Kevin Czap & Czap Books

Kevin Czap was recently awarded the Emerging Talent award at the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) festival, a fitting honor for a cartoonist and publisher who is starting to publish on a more aggressive basis. A self-proclaimed “Comics Mom,” Czap’s goal … Continue reading

 

“Why Draw Comics About Anything Else?”: The Keiler Roberts Interview

Keiler Roberts quickly gained attention for her autobiographical mini-comic Powdered Milk, which explores her life with her family from right around the time her daughter Xia was born into the present, when she’s both a professor and cartoonist. With her … Continue reading

 

Satire, Business, and the AAEC 2016 Convention

A report from the sixtieth annual meeting of The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, held in Durham, North Carolina, during the strangest election year in US history. Continue reading

 

New and Old: SPX 2016

How the Small Press Expo has changed—and how it’s stayed the same. Continue reading

 

Geneviève Castrée: 1981-2016

The Canadian cartoonist, musician, and multimedia artist died Saturday, July 9, at the age of thirty-five. Continue reading

 

A Retrofit Comics Survey

Taking stock of a wide, stylistically various range of comics, released over the past three years by the imprint run by Box Brown and Big Planet Comics. Continue reading

 

Twenty Small Press Anthologies Of Note

Taking the pulse of the alt-comics world by way of a traditional method: evaluating anthologies. Continue reading