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Welcome to Paradise Systems

R. Orion Martin (with kuš!) has helped translate and publish a number of underground Chinese comics artists, which American alternative comics readers will find familiar in subject matter, but strange and original in tone and approach. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Nate McDonough: Day Two

Nate’s morning ramble through the backissue market concludes with an explanation of the difficulties inherent in getting Coors Light to the people. Cartoonist? Meet diary! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Nate McDonough: Day One

Nate McDonough opens today’s latest Cartoonist’s Diary with all the varied modes of travel: walking, biking, running, bussing. Also: dogs! Continue reading

 
Ice Cream For Bedwetters

The Empty Mirror

After 18 months, it’s time for the final episode of Tegan O’Neil’s column, Ice Cream For Bedwetters–and we’re talking Spider-Verse, the Clone Saga and the motivation behind it all. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Chris Kuzma: Day Five

In today’s installment of Chris Kuzma’s Cartoonist Diary, we see our creator lost in a dream of his making, designed for the enjoyment of one. Continue reading

 
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Steve Ditko and the Comic-Book People

A big-picture/close-reading appreciation of Steve Ditko through the lens of his relationship with the world known as Comicdom. (It’s also a story about a cartoonist’s profound investment in words and his hostility toward editors who didn’t understand his unusual approach to language.) Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Chris Kuzma: Day Four

In today’s installment of Chris Kuzma’s Cartoonist Diary, we enter the mysterious world of absolute peak Kuzma. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Chris Kuzma: Day Three

The tighter one grips, the more likely chaos is to ensue. Allow Chris Kuzma to walk you through his experience of the stated truism, in today’s installment of his Cartoonist Diary! Continue reading