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


Don’t Move: The Still Life of Pete Morisi

Ken Parille explores the work of Pete Morisi, an unsung master of un-action comics . . . Continue reading

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Julie Delporte

You’ve got a friend. Continue reading

This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (5/28/14 – I Brake for Antics)

Maybe the most purely interesting week this year, just going by the names involved. Also: pages thawed out from the Tundra. Continue reading

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Comics Workbook Diary

Working the grid Continue reading