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Framed!

Rube Goldberg Butts In

Trying to grasp the inexhaustible career of a master. Continue reading

 
What Was Alternative Manga?

Shinohara Ushio’s Action Cartooning

A lost body of work we might simply call “action cartooning,” a name that captures the two art historical currents that underwrite Ushio Shinohara’s figurative work, Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/19/14 – Local Variants)

Scenes from two translations in a short column for a short week. Continue reading

 
Riff Raff

No Whining on the Yacht!

Frank’s Angoulême International Comics Festival tour diary Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/12/14 – Seasons Outside)

Too much snow up here. Oh, for the pleasure of the springtime woods… yes, pleasure… Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Morrie Turner: To Say the Name Is Both Eulogy and Tribute

Morrie Turner, 1923-2014 Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/5/14 – One to Grow On)

EUROPEAN COMICS LEVELS: PLUMMETING! EMERGENCY! MUST BULK UP TOP HALF OF COLUMN! Continue reading

 
Grid

“This Strange Profession”: Abner Dean Interrogates the Gag

The “Brave Nude World” of philosopher, psychologist, psychiatrist, anthropologist, and cartoonist Abner Dean. Continue reading