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A Vogue for I Don’t Get It: Hayashi Seiichi vs. Sasaki Maki, 1967-69

In the late 1960s “Hayashi and Sasaki” became a set conjunction, and remained so in much retrospective writing. Amongst the standby names used to group their work were “avant-garde manga” (zen’ei manga), “difficult-to-understand manga” (nankai manga), and “anti-manga” (anchi manga). Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (12/16/15 – Reading is my REAL home.)

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Episode 6: Dylan Horrocks (HOLIDAY SPECIAL)

In this double-sized holiday edition, Dylan Horrocks discusses the magic of Tove Jansson, the problems of late-period Eisner, and the troubled legacy of Dave Sim. All that, and a special guest drops by! Continue reading

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Sky in Stereo

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (12/9/15 – Educated Guesses)

Believe it or not, you may be hearing more from this week. Continue reading

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The Comics Workbook Rowhouse Residency

Lets get ready to rumble !!! Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (12/2/15 – Out of Doors)

From one home to another. Continue reading

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Brief Talks With Bill Griffith and Steve Cerio

Previews of upcoming features. Continue reading