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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/31/13 – Number Two in Superhero Fiction)

A glimpse into the evolution of a superhero artist precedes this latest arrangement of happy premonitions. Continue reading

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Building Stories

A collection of notes on Chris Ware’s Building Stories Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/24/13 – Forgive my brevity, but we just got through a heatwave.)

Yeah, there was a comics convention last week. But at the same time, half a world away, some real business was going down… Continue reading

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Helen E. Hokinson

One of the New Yorker’s Pace-setting Big Four Continue reading

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Ye Olde Mini-Comics Review

…in which I review old mini-comics from my collection. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/17/13 – Robot contre tous)

Scenes from a true curiosity, as French scandal meets Japanese comics in the alternative comics midday. Continue reading

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“Red People for a Red Planet”: Acme Novelty Library #19, Color, and the Red Leitmotif

Things are not going well on Mars or on Earth. Chris Ware tells these tales with the help of a cartoonist’s best friend: the circle. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/10/13 – Invisible People)

I can see you… and all the comics! Whew, another worthwhile column description for the books! Continue reading