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The Lost Sundays of Gus Mager (1904-06)

Now, we wind the clock back to 1904 and take a look at what could be called the “lost” Sundays of Gus Mager – three short series that represent fascinating experiments in style and content. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/1/16 – Hee Haw)

Don’t ask me why there’s so many jokes this week. I went to three Memorial Day parties, so maybe I’m Fun. Continue reading

 
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Lulu Hitchcock Apocrypha!

Tim Hensley’s astonishing Sir Alfred #3, in which Alfred Hitchcock becomes what he already was: a comic-strip character. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (5/25/16 – Ease Up)

A financial reprieve. Continue reading

 
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Praying for It

Chester Brown’s Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a logical extension of the examination to which was subjecting himself in Paying for It, and which arguably goes back as far as 1992’s The Playboy. Continue reading

 
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The Screwball Comics of Gus Mager: Hippos, Monks and Sherlock Holmes

Known primarily for Hawkshaw the Detective, which ran off and on from 1913 through 1947, Mager was a fine cartoonist and accomplished painter associated with the Ashcan School. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (5/18/16 – Mysterious Suspense)

All of us look for answers. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (5/11/16 – Crashing Headlong Into the Limits of My Charisma

Joe is 1. back from vacation and 2. sick, but we trust the orgonic radiance of comics will restore his vim before midnight falls on the country hills. Continue reading