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Infinite Sadness

Outer space, courtly love, casual sex, alien abduction, et sic in infinitum, with comics by Lala Albert and Jack Teadle. Continue reading

 
Riff Raff

More Thoughts on Scroll Comics

Grid Interrupted Continue reading

 
Framed!

Creeping Death and Snake Meat: Basil Wolverton and Max Clotfelter

Who knew, or could ever have imagined, that Basil Wolverton, perpetrator of some of the weirdest and most grotesque eyeball kicks in mid-century American pop culture, once made a serious and concentrated effort to draw Mickey Mouse comics for Walt Disney? Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/4/15 – Wait, is the festival over?)

I’m– I’m almost there… wait… wait for me… Continue reading

 
Common Currency

Angoulême Flashpoint?

It’s now Saturday and people are here in force. Continue reading

 
Common Currency

Angoulême est Charlie; Chinese Partnership; Otomo Grand Prix

A report from the first day of the Angoulême festival. Continue reading

 
Common Currency

Post-Mortem

Our European correspondent on Charlie Hebdo and the attacks upon it, with attention paid to freedom of speech, iconoclasm, offensive cartoons, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism. Continue reading

 
Grid

2014: Comics, New and Old (Part II)

More reflections on “the state of the art.” Along the way we talk Lichtenstein, meta-characters, the ideal format, page orientation, Spidey vs. Spiderman, “philosophical nihilism,” cat sneakers, and the like. Continue reading