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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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

 
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Minicomics Of Note

Ten of the most interesting comics that have come my way over the past few months. Continue reading

 
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The Oily Way: A Publishing Process Interview With Chuck Forsman

In the span of about five years, Chuck Forsman has become not just a promising young cartoonist but also an intriguing mover and shaker in the world of micropublishing with Oily Comics. Continue reading

 
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Small Press Spotlight

What I find impressive about many of the recently emergent small-press and boutique publishers is their rate of output. Continue reading

 
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The Stanford Graphic Novel Project

I’ve yet to see any school with such a particular and exhaustive focus on the creation of comics as Stanford, with its Graphic Novel Project. Continue reading

 
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Reading Periodicals

In an age when companies like Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly have almost completely curtailed their publishing of traditional comic books, it’s heartening to see so many smaller publishers embracing the concept. Continue reading