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Steve Ditko’s Cartooning: Abstraction / Word vs. Picture / Motion

Grid explores the innovative visual techniques of artist Steve Ditko. Continue reading

 

Construction Manual * John Hankiewicz’s “The Kimball House”

A close reading of an unusual comic by the innovative cartoonist John Hankiewicz. Bonus: the full comic is included! Continue reading

 

Six Observations about Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Archive Are You My Mother?

Working through the new book. Continue reading

 

“This Man, This Monster”: Super-Heroes and Super-Sexism.

Ken Parille looks at Super-Ugly Muscles and Male Superhero Outfits. Continue reading

 

2011: A Year in Comic Ambition.

The first GRID of the new year looks at a handful of comics and graphic novels from 2011. Continue reading

 

The Death-Ray Discussion Forum

In this month’s Grid, we talk about Daniel Clowes’s The Death-Ray. Please add your two cents or more in the comments section. Continue reading

 

Event Watch — Justice League #1: Nothing Will Ever Be the Same Again. . .

They’ve hyped the new Justice League #1 as a “Game-Changer.” But is it? The Comics Journal investigates. Continue reading

 

Steve Ditko — HA! / AH! — Laughing at Death.

Ditko is a satirist — Ditko creates Black and White Black Comedy with Sick Humor. Ditko’s Creeper: Performance, Heroism, and Mania. Ditko is the single most innovative artist/humorist to come out of the Mainstream Comics Industry. Discuss. Continue reading