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This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/11/14 – Motion Pictures)

Gee, people commented on the Robert Crumb stuff last week… maybe if I say something about Jack Kirby… yeah! And post a movie! YEAH! Continue reading

 
High-Low

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

 
TCJ Talkies

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

 
Riff Raff

Malachi Ward

Echo of Futurepast Continue reading

 
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

 
This Week in Comics

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

 
Grid

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

 
Riff Raff

Julie Delporte

You’ve got a friend. Continue reading