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

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


The Burden of Promise: Fusion & The Comics of Michael DeForge

Michael DeForge is the most startling, fully-formed young cartooning talent to burst on to the scene since Dash Shaw. Continue reading


The Mike Dawson Interview

The cartoonist talks about immigrating to America, art school politics, getting uptight about pot, going to sex resorts, camping with Boy Scouts, recording podcasts, and making comics for publishers both big and small. Continue reading


Lost Boy: The Comics of Dave Kiersh

The key repeating motif of Dave Kiersh’s cartooning career is Peter Pan. Continue reading