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Aron Nels Steinke: Day One

Family airplane trip. Continue reading

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Sammy Harkham on Murder by High Tide by Maurice Tillieux

The Crickets artist and Kramers Ergot editor in a conversation about an overlooked European comic, M. Tillieux’s Murder by High Tide. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/5/15 – A Body Developed for Fucking Millionaires)

Unbelievable to think that commerce would intrude on the weekly shopping list column, but this is the world we’re given. Continue reading

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Episode 2: Caitlin Skaalrud

On the second installment of Comic Book Decalogue, cartoonist Caitlin Skaalrud (Houses of the Holy) talks mermaids, art school, and Midwestern border feuds. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/29/15 – Resolution)

Mum’s the word in this special, “on time” edition. Continue reading

Garo no. 102 (February 1972), cover by Sasaki Maki. What Was Alternative Manga?

Back to the Avant-Garde: Sasaki Maki’s Nonsense

Sasaki Maki was the first Garo artist I tried to write about seriously, with the interests of the art world and art history in mind. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/22/15 – Loot Crate International)

Behind this seal lies the answer to your most fervent prayers… if you are 8. Continue reading

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A Child of the Revolution

In The Arab of the Future, the French-Syrian cartoonist Riad Sattouf remembers an errant childhood spent in France, as well as the Libya of Muammar Gaddafi and the Syria of Hafiz al-Assad. Continue reading