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Kim Thompson as Critic

There were many Kim Thompsons: translator, anthologist, editor, publisher. The first Kim Thompson I encountered was Kim the critic, who tended to get lost in the busy shuffle. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/26/13 – Sex and Violence in the Early Direct Market)

It wasn’t all easy at first. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/19/13 – Superheroes in Hell)

Above and below, there are comics everywhere. Continue reading

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Bringing Up Father and the Rest of the Comic Page

Jiggs and George McManus Continue reading

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John Updike Said It Best When He Started Screaming Obscenities at a Parked Car

Back from the country, feeling mellow. Continue reading

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First Impressions

Let’s take a look at the work of a sextet of new cartoonists. Continue reading

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Edward Koren

A visit with the man behind the fuzzy line. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/12/13 – Dreams of the Future)

Computers & comics: “They’ll never work together!” But Jay Disbrow knew better… Continue reading