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State of the Art: QU33R

Kirby’s new anthology is very much a reaction to and extension of Justin Hall’s No Straight Lines. If the latter represents the past of queer comics, Kirby wanted to take a snapshot of its present. Continue reading

 
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The Ballpoint Worlds of Jeremy Baum

Baum’s comics and illustrations revolve around a set of subverted genre themes, as fantasy, conspiracy, and science fiction tropes are blended with pet images. Continue reading

 
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The Wuvable World of Ed Luce

Some have referred to Luce’s Oaf comics as “the gay version of Scott Pilgrim,” but the obvious alt-comics comparison is Jaime Hernandez. Continue reading

 
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MCAD and the Minneapolis Scene

Rob Clough takes a close look at the local comics scene in Minneapolis, and particularly the work of current and former students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Continue reading

 
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Sequential Artists Workshop: Output From The First Year

The sense I get from SAW’s first year is that Hart’s aim was to create a collaboration and dialogue with his students, rather than create a rigid differentiation between the teacher and his pupils. Continue reading

 
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First Impressions

Let’s take a look at the work of a sextet of new cartoonists. Continue reading

 
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Minicomics Of Note

Ten of the most interesting comics that have come my way over the past few months. Continue reading

 
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Small Press Spotlight

What I find impressive about many of the recently emergent small-press and boutique publishers is their rate of output. Continue reading