Conversations: Contemporary Manga Elegy (Seirindō, October 1970), cover art by Sasaki Maki. What Was Alternative Manga?

Singing Our Own Song: Hayashi Seiichi vs. Sasaki Maki, 1969

Conversations in manga. Continue reading

Pic taken from the 2012 catalog "Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro Original Pictures", still the most readily-accessible and English-friendly source for any Otomo drawings pre-Domu. This image is from the 1976 story "Highway Star". Just a reminder in this commemorative year that Otomo does not fully and wholly equal "Akira"... This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (1/20/16 – My Imperfect Commendation)

Comics: Still Fit in 2016. Continue reading

Day5 A Cartoonist’s Diary

Aidan Koch: Day Five

Wrapping up Miami. Continue reading

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Alex Robinson on Warlock by Jim Starlin

Mike is joined by old podcasting partner Alex Robinson, the Box Office Poison creator, to discuss Jim Starlin’s cosmic Warlock. Continue reading

Day4 A Cartoonist’s Diary

Aidan Koch: Day Four

Sitting poolside in the rain. Continue reading

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Ship to Shore

Message in a bottle from the 1980s. Continue reading

Day3 A Cartoonist’s Diary

Aidan Koch: Day Three

Miami Beach… Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (1/13/16 – Plastic Soul)

A fond look at books I put in storage, i.e. every installment of this column in 2016. Continue reading