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Memoirs of an Insomnious Man: Kevin Huizenga’s “The River at Night”

What happens when a dedicated insomniac reviews a book about a man who cannot sleep? Action as you have never seen. Continue reading

 

“If Anything, The Book Would Be Longer”: A Conversation With Kelsey Wroten

Annie Mok catches up with cartoonist Kelsey Wroten, about their graphic novel Cannonball, the struggle between legible cartoons and artistic expression, and the lack of athletic style benchmarks in the creative arts. Continue reading

 

Running on Fumes, Walking on Coals (This Week’s Links)

While the big news in comics is here, of course, the real announcement rests right at the top, where Ryan goes knucklebone deep into his own personal development. Shirts and pants. Shirts and pants! Continue reading

 

Warts & All The Presidents: A Chat With Drew Friedman

In advance of a major exhibition of his illustrations of the US Presidents, Drew Friedman sat down with Mark Newgarden to answer the burning questions: which of those dudes was the ugliest? Continue reading

 

Are You Not Entertained? Tegan Enters The DC Universe

Tegan O’Neil takes a dip into the world of subscription based comic book reading, with the DC Universe. Can she resist the temptation to watch cancelled television shows and focus on back issues instead? It’s time for an economics lesson! Continue reading

 

“To Flip and Move and Shine”: Ebony Flowers’ Hot Comb

Qiana Whitted examines how Ebony Flowers use the social, historical, and economic politics of hair to chart the different phases of African American girlhood in her Drawn & Quarterly comics collection, Hot Comb. Continue reading

 

In Deadly Earnest: A Conversation with Kate Lacour

Katie Skelly uncovers the beating heart of Kate Lacour’s Vivisectionary by sitting down with the creator behind a book that has been referred to as “neocomics” by some, “unsettling” by others, and “kind of goofy, kind of creepy” by its own creator. Continue reading

 

Never Fight a Man with a Perm (This Week’s Links)

Never start your weekend without Ryan Flanders and his links. Never! If you start your weekend without Ryan’s links oh no I will be so terribly upset. That was my soup! I threw that soup at the wall because you just didn’t care enough! Continue reading