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Mark Siegel: Part Two

A day at First Second. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (10/3/12 – A relaxing post among friends.)

Wow! Movie reviews, books that probably won’t show up, pictures…secrets! Everyone dive in!! Continue reading

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Manga Finds Pirate Gold: The Case of New Treasure Island

One history of postwar manga might begin in Burbank in the late 1930s and early 40s, amidst the trials and tribulations of the Disney Studio after the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Continue reading

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Mark Siegel: Part One

Heading down the Hudson. Continue reading

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The Week In Which I Read And Liked A Lot Of Terrible Comics Instead Of Building Stories, Which Is Just Sitting Right Here Being Gloomy

Grant Morrison three ways, Garth Ennis two, Mark Millar one. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (9/26/12 – The Dirty Picture)

The tingling prospect of anthropomorphic critters returning to the Fantagraphics stable inspires yet another dumpster dive into the heyday! Continue reading

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If It’s Any Consolation, My Mother Still Refers to Me as “An Abortion that Failed”

Punchline problems. Continue reading

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THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (9/19/12 – Photojournalism at Its Best)

Hauled in for a post; the parade’s gone by. Continue reading