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

“Getting to the Heart of the Matter”: The John Porcellino Interview (Part Two)

The conclusion of our career-spanning interview with the King-Cat artist and key figure in the minicomics movement. Continue reading

 

“Getting to the Heart of the Matter”: The John Porcellino Interview (Part One)

When I first approached John Porcellino to do an interview back in 2012, he said that he really wanted to talk about his work. None of his previous interviews had ever simply zeroed in on the actual content of his … Continue reading

 

Telling on Your Secrets: Comics from Kevin Budnik, 2014-2017

In Budnik’s comics, he reveals his deepest fears and the ongoing, active experience of living with mental illness. Continue reading

 

How To Build A Comics Festival: CXC, Year Three

What makes Cartoon Crossroads Columbus work. Continue reading

 

Rediscovering Genre: Study Group Comics

A close look at the recent output of Zack Soto’s genre-focused small publishing house, Study Group. Continue reading

 

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