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French Booty

That’s what it is! Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/26/14 – A Field Guide to Pre-Tezuka Japanese Comics in English Pt. 1)

A multi-part exploration begins, since new comics will probably be around for a few more weeks. Continue reading

 
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Rube Goldberg Butts In

Trying to grasp the inexhaustible career of a master. Continue reading

 
Shinohara Ushio, What Was Alternative Manga?

Shinohara Ushio’s Action Cartooning

A lost body of work we might simply call “action cartooning,” a name that captures the two art historical currents that underwrite Ushio Shinohara’s figurative work, Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/19/14 – Local Variants)

Scenes from two translations in a short column for a short week. Continue reading

 
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No Whining on the Yacht!

Frank’s Angoulême International Comics Festival tour diary Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/12/14 – Seasons Outside)

Too much snow up here. Oh, for the pleasure of the springtime woods… yes, pleasure… Continue reading

 
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Morrie Turner: To Say the Name Is Both Eulogy and Tribute

Morrie Turner, 1923-2014 Continue reading