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

“I’m Definitely Not Trying To Subvert”: The Alabaster Pizzo Interview

Rob Clough sits down Alabaster Pizzo, whose ongoing project Mimi & The Wolves just reached the halfway point. In this conversation, Pizzo reflects on decades spent living cheap, regretting nothing, and making comics. Continue reading

 

Welcome to Paradise Systems

R. Orion Martin (with kuš!) has helped translate and publish a number of underground Chinese comics artists, which American alternative comics readers will find familiar in subject matter, but strange and original in tone and approach. Continue reading

 

The Reveries of E.A. Bethea

E.A. Bethea’s comics read as a detailed, confessional fever dream. Continue reading

 

“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