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From Figure Drawing to Storytelling

A quick eccentrically skewed tour of the comic book’s crucial 1970-1990s from corporate creation to individual expression. Continue reading

 
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Sam Henderson: Day Three

In which the author is embarrassed by one of the kids Continue reading

 
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Sam Henderson: Day Two

In which the author lays down the law Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (5/20/15 – somebody save us please)

Wow! Another big week of great comics! Let’s dive right in! Continue reading

 
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Sam Henderson: Day One

In which the author begins a temporary job teaching cartooning for the week Continue reading

 
Mizuki Shigeru, Kitarō Night Tales, vol. 1 (Sanyōsha, September 1960), showing Trunk Nagai with the sprout of the bloodsucker tree. What Was Alternative Manga?

Blood Plants: Mizuki Shigeru, Kitaro, and the Japanese Blood Industry

Blood banks and comics? The topic’s not as arbitrary as you might think. It’s quite a natural pairing, actually, both in Japan and in the United States, though for utterly different reasons. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (5/13/15 – A Blaze of Retrospect)

THE OLDEST IN AUTHENTIC MANGA, RIGHT HERE, ALL WEEK. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (5/6/15 – Underground Comics)

A subterranean journey through Free Comic Book Day. Continue reading