A Cartoonist’s Diary

Melanie Gillman: Day Four

If you don’t feel it in the gut when you read “it’ll be worth it”, than pal, you might want to head back to the soul factory and ask for a replacement. The one you got is broken. Continue reading

A Cartoonist’s Diary

Melanie Gillman: Day Three

“You there, what day is this?”, Scrooge asked, leaning out his window. “It’s the day you get to meet an amazing dog”, said Melanie Gillman. Continue reading

Visual Pleasures

A Dialectic Approach to Comics Form

How many of the most fundamental formal aspects of comics constitute dialectical relationships. Continue reading

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