Leora Smith, Odawara (1946-47). What Was Alternative Manga?

Seduction of the Innocent, Hiroshima 1950

An interesting research detour. Continue reading

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Humble Beginnings

Self published comics by Anders Nilsen and Adrian Tomine Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (1/22/14 – Good News for People Who Love Bad News)

A happy journey into the world of funny animals! What a sunny week ahead! Continue reading

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Bill Boichel’s BEM Publications ’85-’98

Obscure mini-comics from Pittsburgh PA! Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (1/15/14 – How Many People Can Say They’ve Drawn the Biggest Comic There Was?)

Examining one of the under-read comics of last year, despite all the commotion. Continue reading

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Clunkers from the Back Issue Bin

Number 1’s which never ever sell. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (1/8/14 – Heavenly Vortex)

It sure would be nice to visit a tropical island right now. Let’s have a transgressive comics legend guide our tour! Continue reading

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Who Discovered Superman

Rummaging through a host of claimants Continue reading