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Angoulême Year Zero

Angoulême 2015 will be remembered chiefly for having taken place under the hovering specter of terrorism. But beyond that, it was a memorable year in several respects: a year of protest, reform, and even cautious optimism. Continue reading

 
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Best Of 2014

A personal list of Clough’s favorite comics published last year, both long and short. Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/11/15 – The Debris of the Feast)

Many high-profile veterans this week, but some books take a bit longer to float over… Continue reading

 
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Infinite Sadness

Outer space, courtly love, casual sex, alien abduction, et sic in infinitum, with comics by Lala Albert and Jack Teadle. Continue reading

 
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More Thoughts on Scroll Comics

Grid Interrupted Continue reading

 
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Creeping Death and Snake Meat: Basil Wolverton and Max Clotfelter

Who knew, or could ever have imagined, that Basil Wolverton, perpetrator of some of the weirdest and most grotesque eyeball kicks in mid-century American pop culture, once made a serious and concentrated effort to draw Mickey Mouse comics for Walt Disney? Continue reading

 
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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/4/15 – Wait, is the festival over?)

I’m– I’m almost there… wait… wait for me… Continue reading

 
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Angoulême Flashpoint?

It’s now Saturday and people are here in force. Continue reading