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Hare Tonic

Milton Caniff, Steve Canyon and the Fair Sex

In 1948 the usually shrewd cartoonist misjudged his public’s appetite for the risqué. Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/18/12 – New Frontiers in Police Harassment)

Judge Dredd delivers an ex parte opinion on North American comics, though the real par-tay remains at your local retailer! I want to be saved from my own life. Continue reading

 
What Was Alternative Manga?

Tezuka Osamu and American Comics

Tezuka was a comic book artist, first and foremost, his dreams and later successes with animation notwithstanding. And as a comic book artist it would only make sense if comic books were his strongest influence, which indeed they were. Continue reading

 
Riff Raff

New Talent Showcase 9

Angie Wang, Aaron Cockle, Jessica Campbell, Max de Radigués, Andy Burkholder Continue reading

 
Comics of the Weak

I Read Somewhere That These Things Are Worth Money

Tucker is mellowing? Plus Comic-Con. Continue reading

 
Grid

Construction Manual * John Hankiewicz’s “The Kimball House”

A close reading of an unusual comic by the innovative cartoonist John Hankiewicz. Bonus: the full comic is included! Continue reading

 
Monsters Eat Critics

Echoes of ’82

A series of filmed arguments for Jack Kirby’s legacy. Continue reading

 
This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (7/11/12 – Halloween in July)

A scary incident from Alan Moore’s past, among other chillers for your summertime bag. Continue reading