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Brian Evenson on Ed the Happy Clown

Fiction writer and academic Brian Evenson joined Mike Dawson for a conversation about Chester Brown’s early graphic-novel, Ed the Happy Clown, which was first serialized in the one man anthology, Yummy Fur, and subsequently collected in a variety of formats.
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/20/14 – The Good Parts)

The loves of a mangaka: XPOSED. Continue reading

 
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Manga vs. Art History: Hayashi Seiichi at SISJAC

Modern art, comics, and some words with Seiichi Hayashi. Continue reading

 
Actual Trouble by Michael DeForge Symbol Reader

Shadow Puppets

The first installment of a new monthly column, in which the cartoonist Julia Gfrörer uses principles of psychoanalysis, philosophy, and comparative mythology to deliberately overthink the symbolic language of comics.
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/13/14 – Tangled Notes Toward an Early Biography of Ryōichi Ikegami)

The gangly years of an old legend. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (8/6/14 – $94.3 million to spend on comics.)

Dapper Dan! Can I write about movies! Uhh, Boyhood hasn’t opened around here yet… Continue reading

 
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Etta Hulme: Trailblazing with Ettatorial Cartoons

Etta Hulme is an icon in editorial cartooning, a trailblazer for women cartoonists. She was a full-time editoonist on the staff of a major metropolitan daily newspaper before any other woman cartoonist was; she was widely syndicated at a time when no other woman cartoonist was. Continue reading

 
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The Plugged-Up Parodist: Nick Maandag’s Constipated Comedy

Visually, there are very few gifted cartoonists who are as remorselessly ungiving as Nick Maandag. There is no succulent texture in his universe, no oasis of exfoliating leafy beauty to offer relief from the aridity of the art. Continue reading