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IMG_1173 A Cartoonist’s Diary

Mark Siegel: Part Four

New pages just arrived from Paul Pope—we all gather around the scanning station and drool. Continue reading

 
IMG_1182 A Cartoonist’s Diary

Mark Siegel: Part Three

The morning continues. Continue reading

 
IMG_1161 A Cartoonist’s Diary

Mark Siegel: Part Two

A day at First Second. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/3/12 – A relaxing post among friends.)

Wow! Movie reviews, books that probably won’t show up, pictures…secrets! Everyone dive in!! Continue reading

 
Sakai Shichima & Tezuka Osamu, New Treasure Island (January 1947), cover. What Was Alternative Manga?

Manga Finds Pirate Gold: The Case of New Treasure Island

One history of postwar manga might begin in Burbank in the late 1930s and early 40s, amidst the trials and tribulations of the Disney Studio after the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Continue reading

 
IMG_1146 A Cartoonist’s Diary

Mark Siegel: Part One

Heading down the Hudson. Continue reading

 
crossed Comics of the Weak

The Week In Which I Read And Liked A Lot Of Terrible Comics Instead Of Building Stories, Which Is Just Sitting Right Here Being Gloomy

Grant Morrison three ways, Garth Ennis two, Mark Millar one. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (9/26/12 – The Dirty Picture)

The tingling prospect of anthropomorphic critters returning to the Fantagraphics stable inspires yet another dumpster dive into the heyday! Continue reading