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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

 
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The Stanford Graphic Novel Project

I’ve yet to see any school with such a particular and exhaustive focus on the creation of comics as Stanford, with its Graphic Novel Project. Continue reading

 
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Reading Periodicals

In an age when companies like Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterly have almost completely curtailed their publishing of traditional comic books, it’s heartening to see so many smaller publishers embracing the concept. Continue reading

 
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A Survey Of International Small Press Comics

Minicomics and handsome books are appearing from countries not necessarily known for their alt-comics scenes. In this column, I’ll be looking at comics by cartoonists from Poland, Latvia, England, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Continue reading

 
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The Top 30 Minicomics of 2011

What it sounds like. Rob Clough picks his thirty favorite minicomics from last year. Continue reading

 
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London Calling: Blank Slate Books and Nobrow Press

Every now and then, when a new publishing concern pops up, one wonders how it’s possible they weren’t there all along. Continue reading

 
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The Burden of Promise: Fusion & The Comics of Michael DeForge

Michael DeForge is the most startling, fully-formed young cartooning talent to burst on to the scene since Dash Shaw. Continue reading

 
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Lost Boy: The Comics of Dave Kiersh

The key repeating motif of Dave Kiersh’s cartooning career is Peter Pan. Continue reading