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
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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

 
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State of the Art: QU33R

Kirby’s new anthology is very much a reaction to and extension of Justin Hall’s No Straight Lines. If the latter represents the past of queer comics, Kirby wanted to take a snapshot of its present. Continue reading

 
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The Ballpoint Worlds of Jeremy Baum

Baum’s comics and illustrations revolve around a set of subverted genre themes, as fantasy, conspiracy, and science fiction tropes are blended with pet images. Continue reading

 
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Creating a New Comics Show: DICE

Last year, I started my own comics show in Durham, North Carolina. Here’s what I learned. Continue reading

 
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The Wuvable World of Ed Luce

Some have referred to Luce’s Oaf comics as “the gay version of Scott Pilgrim,” but the obvious alt-comics comparison is Jaime Hernandez. Continue reading

 
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MCAD and the Minneapolis Scene

Rob Clough takes a close look at the local comics scene in Minneapolis, and particularly the work of current and former students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Continue reading

 
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Sequential Artists Workshop: Output From The First Year

The sense I get from SAW’s first year is that Hart’s aim was to create a collaboration and dialogue with his students, rather than create a rigid differentiation between the teacher and his pupils. Continue reading

 
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First Impressions

Let’s take a look at the work of a sextet of new cartoonists. Continue reading