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Pink Rabbits and Chainsaws: The Crazy Worlds of Massimo Mattioli

Simone Castaldi takes an extensive look back at the career of artist Massimo Mattioli, who spent much of his life innovating Italian comics. Continue reading

 

By Jove! What Did Edgar P. Jacobs Do To Comics?

Cynthia Rose takes a long look at Blake & Mortimer, the wildly successful series of comics by Edgar P. Jacobs, its creator’s personal history…and his somewhat tortured relationship with Hergé. Continue reading

 

Let’s Play Freeze Tag with Ice Picks (This Week’s Links)

This week, Ryan finally acknowledges Newsarama and Spawn, thus completing what is known as Satan’s “Final Phase”. Kevin Sorbo, save us all! Continue reading

 

Scott Rosenberg’s Platinum Pipeline to Hollywood

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is recently back in industry news, regarding his partial ownership of the rights to Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood. In this article from TCJ #265 (January-February 2005), Michael Dean traces Rosenberg’s trajectory through comics industry and Hollywood up to that point. Continue reading

 

The 19th Century Route 66

Cynthia Rose won’t loan you the plane fare for a French trip, but she will guide you through On the Road to Tōkaidō (Sur la route du Tōkaidō), currently running at the Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet in Paris! Continue reading

 

Deeper Than the Seafloor Traveled by the Mantis (This Week’s Links)

Beep beep! That’s the sound of a truck backing up, as Ryan Flanders does some reorganization to his look at this week’s comics noise and news! Beep beep, I say! Continue reading

 

Keren Katz & Rotem of Qiryat Gat In Germany

Oliver Ristau visits Raum 404 one more time to check out some boundary pushing comics work by Keren Katz & Rotem of Qiryat Gat. Continue reading

 

Excerpt: Rat Time

Check out an 11 page excerpt from Keiler Roberts Rat Time, coming this fall from Koyama Press! Continue reading