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Hope I Die Before I Get

It’s the air we breathe. Continue reading

 

The Plight of the Superhero Comic Book

Working his way through a stack of recent mainstream and alternative superhero comics, Ken Parille finds many drowning in clichés and a few that get it right. Continue reading

 

Ghost World at Twenty: Daniel Clowes’s Dialogue

Innovation in the 1990s: a comic book in which people talk like people. Continue reading

 

Everything Sells Everything

A Not-So-Secret History of Superman, Wonder Woman, and the American Superhero. Continue reading

 

Leslie Stein: A Brief Appreciation

Leslie Stein makes great comics! Continue reading

 

Lichtenstein and the Art of Letters     

Roy Lichtenstein is one of the twentieth-century’s most important artists. He’s far from one of its best letterers. Continue reading

 

Gag Cartoons with Naked People: Abner Dean’s What Am I Doing Here?

Revisiting the “Brave Nude World” of philosopher, psychologist, psychiatrist, anthropologist, and cartoonist Abner Dean. Continue reading

 

Error Report?: Comics, Text, and Editing

Words, punctuation, and “orthographic consistency” on the comics page: theories and practices. Continue reading