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Ben Humeniuk talks with the Chicago-based author of Twelve Gems. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/16/14 – When Summer is Over for Me, It’s Over for Everyone)

Speeding away into the world of commerce. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/9/14 – Hell Eternal)

Revisiting one of the most striking experimental horror comics of the 1990s, of which little note has been made. Continue reading

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Harold Gray and the Limits of Conservative Anti-Racism

Race, Harold Gray and Little Orphan Annie. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/2/14 – A Beginner’s Guide to Jademan)

300 issues. Alone, unmourned, unloved? Jademan. A brief introduction. Continue reading

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Enka Gekiga: Hayashi Seiichi’s Pop Music Manga

If his autobiographical reminisces are true, then Hayashi Seiichi’s literary life began with falling tears. As he recalled the early 50s in “Azami Light” (“Keikō,” 1972): “‘Look at you sniveling like a little girl,’ said my mother. She turned her … Continue reading

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The Lost Comics of Jack Cole – Part 3 (1939-1940, Humor and Crime)

In many ways, 1939 and 1940 were pivotal years in Jack Cole’s life and work. These are the years he stretched from humorous short subjects to longer, more serious crime and superhero stories. Continue reading