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Gene Ahern Covers The Conventions

You might have missed this. Gene Ahern, a popular newspaper cartoonist covered the tense, rancorous presidential nominations by sending Major Hoople, his Our Boarding House comic strip character, to the Republican and Democratic national conventions. It’s understandable if you didn’t … Continue reading

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The Lost Sundays of Gus Mager (1904-06)

Now, we wind the clock back to 1904 and take a look at what could be called the “lost” Sundays of Gus Mager – three short series that represent fascinating experiments in style and content. Continue reading


The Screwball Comics of Gus Mager: Hippos, Monks and Sherlock Holmes

Known primarily for Hawkshaw the Detective, which ran off and on from 1913 through 1947, Mager was a fine cartoonist and accomplished painter associated with the Ashcan School. 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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The Minicomix Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The revolution will not be televised The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox – Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970) The humble, photocopied minicomic sprang into being in the early 1970s and has become a prime … Continue reading

Garrett Price White Boy

The White Boy Trilogy and Garrett Price, Part 1

Garrett Price’s White Boy, a vividly original comic strip set in the American West, appeared on the scene in 1933, shapeshifted three times in three years, and then faded into obscurity faster than a wind-blown smoke signal. Since then, a few slim sheaves of … Continue reading

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20 Comic Favorites of 2015

Paul Tumey’s top of the heap. Continue reading

Bezango. WA a film about Pacific Northwest Cartoonists by Ron Austin and Louise Amandes

Bezango, WA: An Interview with Filmmakers Louise Amandes and Ron Austin

Back in 2011, two documentarians set out to make a movie about artists in the Pacific Northwest who make comics. They thought they were making a simple film about a beloved subject and then discovered they were in the middle of a cultural surge. Continue reading