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This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/18/14 – The Time Has Come to Go to Winter Wonderland)

I am sweating. Better spend some money. Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

National Cartoonists Society Pats Itself on the Back But Who Better Qualified To Do It?

The big takeaway from the Memorial Day weekend meeting of the National Cartoonists Society is that Non Sequitur’s Wiley Miller was named Cartoonist of the Year and presented with the Reuben, a heavy metal statuette in the shape of a pile of comical characters. Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/11/14 – Motion Pictures)

Gee, people commented on the Robert Crumb stuff last week… maybe if I say something about Jack Kirby… yeah! And post a movie! YEAH! Continue reading

 
High-Low

State of the Art: QU33R

Kirby’s new anthology is very much a reaction to and extension of Justin Hall’s No Straight Lines. If the latter represents the past of queer comics, Kirby wanted to take a snapshot of its present. Continue reading

 
TCJ Talkies

Sarah Glidden on Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

Mike talks to comics journalist Sarah Glidden about Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza. Continue reading

 
Riff Raff

Malachi Ward

Echo of Futurepast Continue reading

 
What Was Alternative Manga?

The Mysterious Clover: Matsumoto Katsuji, Douglas Fairbanks, and the Reformed Modern Girl

Last time, I argued that one of the first commodity icons of Japanese kawaii was probably based on a mix of Grace Drayton’s New Kids dolls and American jazz age cartooning. This time I want to focus on a sixteen-page comic published as a premium insert furoku for “a girl’s best friend,” the magazine Shōjo no tomo, in April 1934. Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/4/14 – Springtime Languor)

Not a lot of comics caught my eye this week, so how idle demands? Continue reading