This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (4/20/11 – Obvious Jokes Within)

Turbulence in the world of manga-in-English inspires a look into recent works by longstanding Japanese comics presences. Meanwhile, new comics encounter the horror of DRUGS. Continue reading


“Nothing Good Can Come Out of Dishonesty”: An Interview about Teaching with Ivan Brunetti

Cartoonist and teacher Ivan Brunetti discusses his new book with Ken Parille. Continue reading

A Cartoonist’s Diary

Pascal Girard: Day 1: MoCCA

A Canadian in New York, in a sea of booze and cartoons. Continue reading

Riff Raff

Layout Workbook 6

This week we’re going to look at how ye olde masters like Nicolas Poussin composed his figurative works with geometry. Continue reading

Funnybook Roulette

Easy Winners

Old myths embedded in an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Anthem and an early work by Jacques Tardi. Continue reading

This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (4/13/11 – Thank you, Mr. Taro)

An enchanted train ride into the world of manga artist Gatarō Man, with several bags of savory nuts in the form of capsule entries for upcoming comics. Continue reading

Riff Raff

Layout Workbook 5

This week we are going to diagram a double page spread. Continue reading

Comics Chronicles

Black Readers & White Comics

Some more notes on race and comics. Although the notes deal with this issue from a variety of angles, one topic that I keep returning to here is the question of black readers of the comic strips. Continue reading