Garo no. 102 (February 1972), cover by Sasaki Maki. What Was Alternative Manga?

Back to the Avant-Garde: Sasaki Maki’s Nonsense

Sasaki Maki was the first Garo artist I tried to write about seriously, with the interests of the art world and art history in mind. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/22/15 – Loot Crate International)

Behind this seal lies the answer to your most fervent prayers… if you are 8. Continue reading

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A Child of the Revolution

In The Arab of the Future, the French-Syrian cartoonist Riad Sattouf remembers an errant childhood spent in France, as well as the Libya of Muammar Gaddafi and the Syria of Hafiz al-Assad. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/15/15 – High Self-Esteem)

Literally all the news out Comic-Con. This is every single thing that happened. Continue reading

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Dylan Horrocks and Tom Hart on Silly Daddy by Joe Chiappetta

Talking about Joe Chiappetta’s inventive Silly Daddy. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/8/15 – In the Wild)

Comics, for all their faults, will never literally bite. Continue reading

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Episode 1: Josh Simmons

On the debut installment of Comic Book Decalogue, cartoonist Josh Simmons (Black River, The Furry Trap) answers ten questions about formative comics, bad decisions, his parents, and more. Continue reading

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Hawkeye Supercut

An in-depth and at-length consideration of Matt Fraction, David Aja & company’s Hawkeye. Continue reading