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State of the Art: QU33R

Kirby’s new anthology is very much a reaction to and extension of Justin Hall’s No Straight Lines. If the latter represents the past of queer comics, Kirby wanted to take a snapshot of its present. Continue reading

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Sarah Glidden on Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza

Mike talks to comics journalist Sarah Glidden about Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza. Continue reading

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Malachi Ward

Echo of Futurepast Continue reading

Douglas Fairbanks, Robin Hood (1922). What Was Alternative Manga?

The Mysterious Clover: Matsumoto Katsuji, Douglas Fairbanks, and the Reformed Modern Girl

Last time, I argued that one of the first commodity icons of Japanese kawaii was probably based on a mix of Grace Drayton’s New Kids dolls and American jazz age cartooning. This time I want to focus on a sixteen-page comic published as a premium insert furoku for “a girl’s best friend,” the magazine Shōjo no tomo, in April 1934. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/4/14 – Springtime Languor)

Not a lot of comics caught my eye this week, so how idle demands? Continue reading

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Don’t Move: The Still Life of Pete Morisi

Ken Parille explores the work of Pete Morisi, an unsung master of un-action comics . . . Continue reading

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Julie Delporte

You’ve got a friend. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (5/28/14 – I Brake for Antics)

Maybe the most purely interesting week this year, just going by the names involved. Also: pages thawed out from the Tundra. Continue reading