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Retail Therapy

The Dragon

Jenn Haines, owner of The Dragon, came all the way from Ontario to explain how she went ahead and created the future of comics retail about two decades ago. Continue reading

 
Search and Destroy

Six Books from One Failed Bookstore

What can you learn from the comics found at a going-out-of-business sale? If you’re Matt Seneca, the answer is a whole hell of a lot. Continue reading

 
What Was Alternative Manga?

The Weight of Postwar Life: Tsuge Tadao vs. Takano Shinzo, 1969

A never-before-translated vintage interview with the legendary mangaka Tsuge Tadao (Trash Market, Slum Wolf) conducted by a Garo editor Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Fiona Smyth: Day Five

The week ends the way it started, with art, love and RuPaul. It’s a Fiona Friday Fantasia! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Fiona Smyth: Day Four

Fiona gets a font, and within it (and the joy of Rupaul) finds the fortitude to scrap with some illness. It’s Thursday, people. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Fiona Smyth: Day Three

Teaching comics, talking bad investment strategies with Frank, and teaching tracing paper tips: it’s Fiona, Day Three! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Fiona Smyth: Day Two

Sometimes, the good news just won’t stop coming. One way to counteract that? Watching a bad movie…on purpose! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Fiona Smyth: Day One

After you see art at one place, you’re gonna end up seeing art at another, and then another–that’s just how things go in the world of Fiona Smyth. Continue reading