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A Cartoonist’s Diary

Melanie Gillman: Day Two

Sometimes, you can open your window and tell your caterwauling neighbors to keep it down. Other times? Best to leave things alone and count to ten. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Melanie Gillman: Day One

Cartoonist Melanie Gillman is on their way to the White Leaves Artist Residency–but first, they’ve got to learn the rules of the land. Then, creation can commence! Continue reading

 
The Strip Mine

Bijou Funnies: The Conclusion!

Marc Sobel has a sermon on George Pérez, old Red Circle comics and classic pissed off Toth quotes for you. Put on a tie before you walk into this church, ya turkey! Continue reading

 
Visual Pleasures

The Materiality of Comics

In this first installment of a new column, Kim Jooha explores the materiality of comics by looking at the work of three artists: Warren Craghead, Alexis Beauclair, and Erin Curry. Continue reading

 
Fiffe Files

OVERWORD 4 · Squadron Supreme & Quasar

OVERWORD RECAP 1 · TEEN TITANS – My need for colorful, clean-cut super heroics and my obsessive habit to hunt back issues in bulk met at the intersection of Wolfman & Pérez. My enthusiasm was destroyed by troubling story elements but … Continue reading

 
A Classical Education

The Dark Knight Returns: Art Makes Sense If You Force It To

A new comics reader decides to cram the titles that comics call their canon. In the first installment, it’s Frank Miller’s take on an aging Batman that gets the spotlight. Continue reading

 
Common Currency

A No-Deal Christmas

Cassandra Darke, the titular protagonist of Posy Simmonds’ latest comic, is the cartoonist’s most heroic figure so far, and the book is an assertive step in the direction of more proactive social engagement. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Joe Decie: Day Five

A night out with friends presents an artistic dilemma for this week’s cartoonist. How will Joe cope? Continue reading