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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (11/12/14 – An Experiment in Funnybook Investigation)

It’s so nice not having to cover a comics show. God, I can just show up and be myself. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (11/5/14 – Days of Manga Past)

Revisiting a special moment in international cooperation, before spending the first Xmas money of the season. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/29/14 – Treats. Only treats.)

It’s very unlikely I will try to cook and eat you on this Halloween week! Continue reading

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South American Spotlight: Berliac

A look at a great work by the Argentine author Continue reading

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Proto-Gekiga: Matsumoto Masahiko’s Komaga

One could say that Matsumoto Masahiko was the true innovator of gekiga and today’s manga. Sakurai Shōichi (cartoonist, publisher, brother of Tatsumi Yoshihiro), 1971-72 As an aside, let me point out that, around the time that the term ‘gekiga’ was … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/22/14 – A European Afternoon)

I’ve found them! Yep, mostly foreigners. Continue reading

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Weird Sisters

Demonic forces abet and appall in this Halloween analysis of comics by Andrew Pannell, Cathy G. Johnson, and GG. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/15/14 – Jackpot!)

DING DING DING DING! You’ve won another Sergio Toppi comic in English! I mean, you still have to buy it, but… Continue reading