Business evolution, comic book heroes and comic book makers. Continue reading
Walt Kelly, M.K. Brown, George Wunder and George Carlson.
Now that all our fond hopes for 2013 have been dashed and our memories of 2012 rendered into a whited sepulcher, wouldn’t it be wonderful to relive those innocent times? Well, then, I’ve got the column for you. Continue reading
To a comic book mogul a comic book character was of no value unless you had the means to print and distribute a magazine. The deal offered to the creators was regular employment in exchange for all rights in their creations, and the terms were take it or leave it. Continue reading
Like its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises is a badly made movie redeemed by a single element that works. Continue reading
Ed the Happy Clown returns, Shadow covers do battle, an ancient penny drops, Adrian Tomine meets Liz Prince in a paper bag, and Ray Bradbury checks out. Continue reading
Freeway by Mark Kalesniko (Fantagraphics) UPA: The Jolly Frolics Collection (TCM) The eponymous metaphor of Matt Kalesniko’s Freeway is almost too easy: A transportation network that once granted free and effortless mobility that’s become a morass of stagnation and frustration … Continue reading