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Episode 30: Laura Lannes

The cartoonist behind By Monday I’ll Be Floating in the Hudson with the Other Garbage and the upcoming John, Dear discusses Laerte, Puiupo, and Sarah Manguso, as well as the uses–and perils–of humor in art. Continue reading

 
Retail Therapy

Fantom Comics

In our latest installment of Retail Therapy, we spoke with Jake Shapiro, of Washington DC’s Fantom Comics! Continue reading

 
Ice Cream For Bedwetters

We Need to Talk about Thanos

Tegan and Thanos go back a long way, but have both of them outgrown the comics where they met? It’s time to find out. Continue reading

 
Grid

The Plight of the Superhero Comic Book

Working his way through a stack of recent mainstream and alternative superhero comics, Ken Parille finds many drowning in clichés and a few that get it right. Continue reading

 
Retail Therapy

The Beguiling

Founded in 1987, The Beguiling has set a new standard in Canada for comics and graphic novel retail. Showcasing the largest selection of alternative, underground and avant-garde graphic story telling in the country, The Beguiling has a worldwide reputation for excellence. Peter Birkemoe has the deets! Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Ted Shearer and His Visual Masterpiece, Quincy

Quincy’s energetic, juicy brush line and lively layouts showed that comic strip rendering could qualify as high art. Continue reading

 
Retail Therapy

Third Eye Comics

In the latest episode of our retailer interview series, Third Eye Comics makesa couple of simple requests: better cover design, and more books like Chew. Wait, Chew? Continue reading

 
10 Cent Museum

Notes Toward a Future Understanding of Wally Wood

Why is the art of Wally Wood so hard to describe, so hard to get at? Why am I so interested in his art, while the similarly painstaking craftsmanship of a Joe Kubert or Will Eisner leaves me cold? Continue reading