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What Was Alternative Manga?

Corona Cartoons, Japan

Ryan Holmberg takes a look at manga and manga-adjacent media dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, 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

 
Retail Therapy

Ogre’s Grove

Keith talks to Justin Sinnott (the “Ogre” of “Ogre’s Grove”) about the recent shift in distribution, and how he thinks it might actually improve things. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Kevin McCloskey: Day Four

Jokes are free and easily available in Kutztown: but cilantro you have to get all on your own! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Kevin McCloskey: Day Three

Kevin takes in some time to reflect on another of Kutztown’s famous artists in today’s Cartoonist’s Diary! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Kevin McCloskey: Day Two

Kevin catches us up on the local sights in Kutztown, and then stands up for himself when a cougher comes calling. It’s Day Two! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Kevin McCloskey: Day One

A new Cartoonist’s Diary begins, with Kutztown’s own Kevin McCloskey clocking in for a look at his mailbox, his fertilizer, and his missing mailman! Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Henry Boltinoff: 1914-2001

His signature was everywhere—magazines, comic books, comic strips. R.C. Harvey sat down with back in 2001 to find out what was behind it all. Continue reading

 
Retail Therapy

Fatbottom

Nicholas catches up with Nico Rodríguez about how things have been at Fatbottom, the popular Barcelona comic shop in the wake of Spain’s response to the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading