What Was Alternative Manga?

An Introduction to Gekiga, 6970 A.D.

A long buried time capsule contains hints of both a theory of communication and a utopian vision implicit in Gekiga. Continue reading

This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/23/11 – Multifarious Chills!)

Killer clowns! Buried publishers! Evil boots! Second printings! NEW COMICS. Continue reading

Riff Raff

Layout Workbook 2

This week we’re going to look at how the 6 x 9-inch printed live area situates itself on the North American comic book page and spread. Continue reading


The Latest From Revival House

Rob reviews two new releases from the publisher Revival House: Trigger #2, by Mike Bertino; and Everything Unseen Parts 1-3 by Drew Beckmeyer. Continue reading

This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (3/16/11 – Winds of Change)

The last time I saw Matthias Schultheiss, plus all your favorite upcoming comics, unless you hate them. Continue reading

Comics Chronicles

Racism as a Stylistic Choice and other Notes

Some notes on race and comics which attempt to bring some nuance and complexity to a frustrating debate by bringing some historical facts to the table. Continue reading

Riff Raff

Layout Workbook

We’ll be looking at paper sizes available for making comics on American photocopier machines. So bust out your ruler, triangle, and compass. Continue reading

Hare Tonic

Dick Locher and Dick Tracy

After 28 years drawing and/or writing Dick Tracy, Dick Locher is giving up stewardship of the iconic comic strip. Continue reading