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Where I’m Coming From (Part 2)

Zines disappear arbitrarily and without warning. For the final installment in this series, I’ve tried to write about a great many, in the hopes that works that have moved me might open up forgotten corners of what is possible in cartooning.
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Where I’m Coming From (Part 1)

The minicomics and zines that shaped the columnist’s aesthetics. Continue reading


Anything But Reality

How both George Herriman’s final Krazy Kat strips and the overpacked silliness of Mort Weisinger’s Silver Age Superman illustrate the true power of cartoon storytelling. Continue reading


Feininger’s Grandkids

What if comics held up Lyonel Feininger as a model rather than Jack Kirby? Continue reading