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Advertising Critique, no. 95 (June 1987), cover design by Yokoo Tadanori, cover painting by Yokoo Mimi. What Was Alternative Manga?

Pro-Nuclear Manga: The Seventies and Eighties

Black and white, pens-for-hire nuclear propaganda manga. Continue reading

 
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The Economics of Comics: How Money Influenced the Art

It is ironic that the economics of the industry have for so much of its history worked against the art. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/24/16 – Ahead of My Time)

Capsule reviews! Er, two of ’em, not the rest! One is mostly a link! Wow! Gosh! Continue reading

 
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The White Boy Trilogy and Garrett Price, Part 2

The life of Garrett Price. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/17/16 – The Real Date Today)

“Oh thank god I got this done on time, my readers almost missed out on Franken Fran!” Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/10/16 – Fate Laughs At My Efforts to Save Money)

“Ha, they’ll think I’m talking about comics, but I’m actually talking about my car!” Continue reading

 
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The Nobel Prize for Cuckoldry

Bill Griffith’s Invisible Ink is a memoir as fascinating in its way as Fun Home. Where Alison Bechdel gave us a look inside of a closeted life when closets were in flower, Griffith takes us across the border into the times before the times changed. Continue reading

 
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Providence: Lovecraft, Sexual Violence, and the Body of the Other

Craig Fischer on Moore’s mind-bending masterpiece. Continue reading