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Harold Gray and the Limits of Conservative Anti-Racism

Race, Harold Gray and Little Orphan Annie. Continue reading

 
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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

 
The Death of General Wolfe, by Benjamin West

Fact and Fancy in Seth’s G.N.B. Double C

Everybody misunderstands Seth. Popular mythology has pegged the cartoonist as a nostalgist hankering over the lost past. In fact, Seth is a fantastist obsessed not with the world-that-was but rather the world-as-it-might-have-been. Continue reading

 
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Crumb in the Beginning

In 1987, the proposal to bring all of Crumb back into print in a uniform set of books was a radical publishing act which re-contextualized and re-vitalized an already momentous body of work. Continue reading

 
Joe Sacco and Jaime Hernandez

Iowa Comics Conference Notebook

A visit to Iowa with a crowd of cartoonists, publishers and academics. Continue reading

 
Fred and Barney with The Great Gazoo

A Dan Clowes Notebook

From Ice Haven to Mr. Wonderful. Continue reading

 
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A Chester Brown Notebook

Some notes that try to tease out a fuller account of Chester’s remarkable “comic-strip memoir.” Continue reading

 
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Bill Blackbeard, R.I.P.

The man who gave comics its memory. Continue reading

 
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