Common Currency

The Tumult of Liberty

Three French-language comics demonstrate the challenges raised for creators by the remarkable aesthetic and thematic developments of the last twenty years. Continue reading


Everything Sells Everything

A Not-So-Secret History of Superman, Wonder Woman, and the American Superhero. Continue reading

Comic Book Decalogue

Episode 24: Annie Mok

Annie Mok discusses Carta Monir, Emily Carroll, Satyajit Ray, and more. Continue reading

Hare Tonic

The Tangled Tale of Uncle Sam

A look at the aging icon. Continue reading

Comic Book Decalogue

Episode 23: Gina Wynbrandt

The creator of Someone Please Have Sex with Me talks Phoebe Gloeckner, Truth Zone, Chewing Gum, and more. Continue reading

What Was Alternative Manga?

Eye Buds: Yokoyama Yuichi and Audiovisual Abstraction in Comics, Part 2

Is Yokoyama plugged into portability as well? Clearly he is into mobile eyes and mobile ears. How about mobile devices and mobile books, and the techniques of miniaturization, content formatting, and sensorial coordination that they require? What follows is a meandering stab at an answer. Continue reading

Hare Tonic

The True History of Eustace Tilley

…And of Other Fictional and Nonfictional “Characters” at The New Yorker

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This Week in Comics

Non ho sonno.

This is the final installment of THIS WEEK IN COMICS! Continue reading