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Twenty Small Press Anthologies Of Note

Taking the pulse of the alt-comics world by way of a traditional method: evaluating anthologies. Continue reading

 
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Reading Centrala

A survey of the new Polish/English imprint’s early and recent output, which ranges from all-ages material to autobio to stuff that’s far stranger. Continue reading

 
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Best Of 2014

A personal list of Clough’s favorite comics published last year, both long and short. Continue reading

 
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Comics From Oceania: Pikitia Press

Matt Emery’s Pikitia Press is located in Melbourne, but Emery is a New Zealand native and unsurprisingly publishes the work of a number of Kiwis as well as Aussies. The scene has long been small but feisty but it has grown dramatically in the past five to ten years. Continue reading

 
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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