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Framed!

Ominous Absurdity From “The Pits of Hell” by Ebisu Yoshikazu

This collection of surreal and savage manga stories drawn in a naïve art style vibrates on my bookshelf and issues forth the sounds of thumping pachinko machines, clattering speedboat motors and roars of rage so intense there is no doubt in my mind they have the power to rip my head off. Continue reading

 
Listen to Me

The Best Comics of the Decade (Are All Judge Dredd)

Tom Shapira looks back at the last ten years of Judge Dredd, John Wagner, and trying to use violence as a solution. Continue reading

 
The Strip Mine

Return To The Book Nook

Marc Sobel’s archaeological finds include The Miracle Squad, Steve Bissette classics, R.L. Stine (huh?) and a comic that was actually published in 2019: you read that right. Go ahead and open your presents early! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Malcy Duff: Day Five

You never know what people are thinking about when they’re standing next to you. Maybe they turned you into a slimy beast! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Malcy Duff: Day Four

Industry, huh? Well, you can keep these things in a zoo, if you ask Malcy! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Malcy Duff: Day Three

Malcy isn’t feeling well, and while he isn’t going to share the sickness, he’s ready to walk you through how it sounds. Is it Cartoonist Diary Time? Yes, it is Cartoonist Diary Time. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Malcy Duff: Day Two

There’s always art available, if you know how to look for it. And sometimes, that art is an artist, seen by its double. It’s called a positive attitude, pal! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Malcy Duff: Day 1

There’s a first time for everything, and today, that first time is dealing with a canal lock in action. Malcy Duff, take it away: a new Cartoonist’s Diary begins! Continue reading