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Infinite Crisis: Universe as Product

Tom Kaczynski takes a look at how a DC Comics attempt at narrative streamlining (taken on as an attempt to best a competitor) inadvertently succeeded in making “narrative universes” the Platonic product storytelling aims to achieve. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Nathan Gelgud: Day Five

In Nathan’s final installment of his Cartoonist’s Diary, he’s trying to make his way through his past, ours; the thoughts that haunt him, the stories he remembers. It’s the only option. Continue reading

 
Framed!

The Craziest Damn Superhero Universe: All Time Comics

Paul Tumey goes all in on the work found in All Time Comics, a gonzo series of super-hero comics made by the likes of Trevor Von Eeden, Josh Simmons, Josh Bayer, Julia Gfrörer, Noah Van Sciver and more. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Nathan Gelgud: Day Four

Today, Nathan is grappling with the loss of more freelance work, and his own struggles with the “right” way to feel, the best reaction, the next step to take. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Nathan Gelgud: Day Three

As work begins to dry up, Nathan finds himself with some time for reading: but you’re never going to guess what subject haunts his trip to the history section. Continue reading

 
Features

More Corona Cartoons, Japan

Ryan Holmberg continues his series on work influenced by the coronavirus outbreak, with a look at manga and manga-adjacent media, from manga- and anime-based memes and single-page comics-format parodies, to charming cartoon diaries, admonitory medical manga, classical political cartoons, and revivals of older pandemic-themed comics. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Nathan Gelgud: Day Two

In today’s installment of Nathan’s Diary, the pandemic is creeping its way into one of the most simple pleasures that Nathan has left: tunes! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Nathan Gelgud: Day One

A new Cartoonist’s Diary begins, with Nathan Gelgud grappling with the all new challenges inherent in something as simple as going to the grocery store. Continue reading