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 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


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


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


A Survey Of International Small Press Comics

Minicomics and handsome books are appearing from countries not necessarily known for their alt-comics scenes. In this column, I’ll be looking at comics by cartoonists from Poland, Latvia, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Continue reading


The Top 30 Minicomics of 2011

What it sounds like. Rob Clough picks his thirty favorite minicomics from last year. Continue reading


“I Just Like Hybrid Activity”: The Matthew Thurber Interview

The 1-800-MICE creator talks about Dada, performance art, Dungeons & Dragons, making music, making money, and interning for Dame Darcy. Continue reading


London Calling: Blank Slate Books and Nobrow Press

Every now and then, when a new publishing concern pops up, one wonders how it’s possible they weren’t there all along. Continue reading