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2014: Comics, New and Old (Part II)

More reflections on “the state of the art.” Along the way we talk Lichtenstein, meta-characters, the ideal format, page orientation, Spidey vs. Spiderman, “philosophical nihilism,” cat sneakers, and the like. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (1/28/15 – White Blind)

Don’t get trapped! Free your mind! My god, think of the money you can spend! Continue reading

 
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2014: Comics, New and Old (Part I)

Reflections on the “state of the art.” Along the way there’s talk of editorial malfeasance, lyrical ambiguity, feminism, fannish-ness, Kirby, Byron, motorcycle comics, etc. . . . Continue reading

 
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The Tears of the Prophet

A critical look at the heavily anticipated, seven-million-print-run issue of Charlie Hebdo published in the wake of the Paris attacks Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (1/21/15 – Unearthed, Overseas)

Mostly stuff you were waiting for this week… unless you weren’t! Continue reading

 
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CHARLIE Horses: On Caricature and Outrage

An exploration of the impulse to caricature, a look at incidents of outrage and retaliation against cartoonists, and a personal attempt to come to terms with racist cartoons from America’s past. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (1/14/15 – Graven Images)

Religion and horror: who’d have thought? Continue reading

 
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2014’s Critic of the Year!

The title says it all. Or does it? Continue reading