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Gene Ahern Covers The Conventions

You might have missed this. Gene Ahern, a popular newspaper cartoonist covered the tense, rancorous presidential nominations by sending Major Hoople, his Our Boarding House comic strip character, to the Republican and Democratic national conventions. It’s understandable if you didn’t … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/10/16 – Maximum Relevance)

Real shit in the real world. Continue reading

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Comics Criticism: Seven Hot Takes for Summer 2016

She tweeted that “comics criticism is trash and must be destroyed.” Does “comics” agree? In this episode, Grid veers away from comics boosterism (and moves perilously close to parody) as we search for answers. That, and Frank Cho’s unmentionables. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/3/16 – Blooming Sun)

Some things are inevitable. Continue reading

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Connecticut Cartoonists #7: Mort Walker, Dik Browne and Jerry Dumas

A gag dynasty. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/27/16 – Keep ’em peeled.)

The rampant commerce column where you can believe your eyes once more. Continue reading

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Episode 12: Anna Bongiovanni

Discussing Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls!, Bread and Wine, Kiki Smith, and so much more. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/20/16 – Return to Dream Land)

Hope to see you in San Diego! I mean, sometime in the future. I’m not going this week, fuck that. Continue reading