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Symbol Reader

Shadow Puppets

The first installment of a new monthly column, in which the cartoonist Julia Gfrörer uses principles of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and comparative mythology to deliberately overthink the symbolic language of comics.
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This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/13/14 – Tangled Notes Toward an Early Biography of Ryōichi Ikegami)

The gangly years of an old legend. Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/6/14 – $94.3 million to spend on comics.)

Dapper Dan! Can I write about movies! Uhh, Boyhood hasn’t opened around here yet… Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Etta Hulme: Trailblazing with Ettatorial Cartoons

Etta Hulme is an icon in editorial cartooning, a trailblazer for women cartoonists. She was a full-time editoonist on the staff of a major metropolitan daily newspaper before any other woman cartoonist was; she was widely syndicated at a time when no other woman cartoonist was. Continue reading

 
Comics Chronicles

The Plugged-Up Parodist: Nick Maandag’s Constipated Comedy

Visually, there are very few gifted cartoonists who are as remorselessly ungiving as Nick Maandag. There is no succulent texture in his universe, no oasis of exfoliating leafy beauty to offer relief from the aridity of the art. Continue reading

 
No One Knows You're A Dog

Webcomics Capsule Reviews #4

You draw ’em, I read ’em. Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/30/14 – We Lost the Eisner, So Looks Like I Can Finally Post Some Smut)

Whew, thank heavens that run-in with prominence is over! Continue reading

 
Riff Raff

Drunk Tour Diary

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