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10 Cent Museum

Anything But Reality

How both George Herriman’s final Krazy Kat strips and the overpacked silliness of Mort Weisinger’s Silver Age Superman illustrate the true power of cartoon storytelling. Continue reading

 
Monsters Eat Critics

H.P. Moorecraft: On the Ending of Providence

The climax of the book is Alan Moore’s meta-meditation on the shape and nature of his comics career, written as he prepares to leave the medium. Continue reading

 
Event Horizon

Event Horizon: 1985-’87 in Comics

The roots of this moment stretch back to late 70’s and early 80’s but it seems to reach apotheosis precisely during this short span. Something happened in comics between 1985 and 1987. Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Andy Capp is Sixty This Year

On the face of it, the Andy Capp comic strip ought to have failed the moment it arrived on these shores in 1963. Continue reading

 
Grid

Ghost World at Twenty: Daniel Clowes’s Dialogue

Innovation in the 1990s: a comic book in which people talk like people. Continue reading

 
Riff Raff

Wet Earth

Lala Albert’s new book from Sonatina, with drawings far more accomplished than anything Albert has done before. Continue reading

 
Comic Book Decalogue

Episode 25: Emil Ferris

Ferris (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters) talks superheroes and dada, politics and accessibility, Will Eisner, Ted Leo, and more. Continue reading

 
Ice Cream For Bedwetters

Loomings

I hadn’t read a comic book in months when I picked up The Saga of the Sub-Mariner – the single longest period of time in my entire life without reading a comic. Why did I decide to break my fast with The Saga of the Sub-Mariner? Continue reading