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“The Sponsor”: A Fourteen-Step Problem Comic

All about interpretation and responses to James Sturm’s comic strip “The Sponsor” . . . Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (11/12/14 – An Experiment in Funnybook Investigation)

It’s so nice not having to cover a comics show. God, I can just show up and be myself. Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (11/5/14 – Days of Manga Past)

Revisiting a special moment in international cooperation, before spending the first Xmas money of the season. Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/29/14 – Treats. Only treats.)

It’s very unlikely I will try to cook and eat you on this Halloween week! Continue reading

 
Riff Raff

South American Spotlight: Berliac

A look at a great work by the Argentine author Continue reading

 
What Was Alternative Manga?

Proto-Gekiga: Matsumoto Masahiko’s Komaga

One could say that Matsumoto Masahiko was the true innovator of gekiga and today’s manga. Sakurai Shōichi (cartoonist, publisher, brother of Tatsumi Yoshihiro), 1971-72 As an aside, let me point out that, around the time that the term ‘gekiga’ was … Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/22/14 – A European Afternoon)

I’ve found them! Yep, mostly foreigners. Continue reading

 
Symbol Reader

Weird Sisters

Demonic forces abet and appall in this Halloween analysis of comics by Andrew Pannell, Cathy G. Johnson, and GG. Continue reading