Author Archives: R. Fiore

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The Nobel Prize for Cuckoldry

Bill Griffith’s Invisible Ink is a memoir as fascinating in its way as Fun Home. Where Alison Bechdel gave us a look inside of a closeted life when closets were in flower, Griffith takes us across the border into the times before the times changed. Continue reading

 
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A Problem for the Comics Snob

The problem for the comics snob is the superhero comic that’s too good to ignore. The reference is facetious; good comics aren’t a problem for anyone. The problem is this: Ignoring mainstream comics is easy. Continue reading

 
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“But You Bugger One Kaiser . . .”

The latest from Joe Sacco and Ted Rall. Continue reading

 
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Gods Do Favors, Darwin Doesn’t

Business evolution, comic book heroes and comic book makers. Continue reading

 
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Sometimes a Watermelon is Just a Watermelon

Walt Kelly, M.K. Brown, George Wunder and George Carlson.
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Mouly Mouthpiece

A look at Jeet Heer’s new book, In Love With Art. Continue reading

 
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A Reminiscence of Things I Would Prefer to Forget

My recollection of the “debate” with Harvey Pekar recently posted here was that I made an ass of myself, and I am sufficiently confident of my memory that I really can’t bear to look. Continue reading

 
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Days of Yesteryear

Now that all our fond hopes for 2013 have been dashed and our memories of 2012 rendered into a whited sepulcher, wouldn’t it be wonderful to relive those innocent times? Well, then, I’ve got the column for you. Continue reading