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 Fantagraphics set-up at SPX. Photo credit: Meredith Rizzo/SPX.

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


Reading Centrala

A survey of the new Polish/English imprint’s early and recent output, which ranges from all-ages material to autobio to stuff that’s far stranger. Continue reading


Best Of 2014

A personal list of Clough’s favorite comics published last year, both long and short. Continue reading


Comics From Oceania: Pikitia Press

Matt Emery’s Pikitia Press is located in Melbourne, but Emery is a New Zealand native and unsurprisingly publishes the work of a number of Kiwis as well as Aussies. The scene has long been small but feisty but it has grown dramatically in the past five to ten years. Continue reading


Exit Strategy: An Interview with Andrew Neal of Chapel Hill Comics

After twenty years of working in comics retail, including eleven years of running his own successful store, Chapel Hill Comics, Andrew Neal is retiring from the business. Continue reading