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The Pathological Culture of Dal Tokyo

Dal Tokyo dramatizes both the conundrum of civilization—i.e., the individual’s quest for instinctual freedom is forever in conflict with the social order’s demand for conformity and instinctual repression—and also the conundrum of the mind torn between conflicting imperatives. Continue reading

 
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Comics Aren’t Just For Eyes Anymore

On performing comics. Continue reading

 
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Some Thoughts on David Mazzucchelli’s Daredevil: Born Again Artist’s Edition

Looking at the drawings for Born Again, thinking about what they are, what they indicate, and how Mazzucchelli drew one of the last great superhero comics. Continue reading

 
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A Bianca Stone interview

Poetry Comics, invented worlds and word/picture melding. Continue reading

 
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SDCC12: Archie Comics Panel

Jon Goldwater, Nancy Silberkleit, Victor Gorelick, Mike Pellerito, Dan Parent, Alex Segura, Michael Uslan, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Young, Michael Murphy and Don Murphy promote projects. Continue reading

 
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SDCC 12: Graphic Novels: The Bookstore Crowd Panel

Tom Spurgeon moderates Kate Beaton, Jason Shiga, Brecht Evens, Alison Bechdel, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, and Nate Powell. Continue reading

 
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Joe Kubert, 1926-2012

The longtime comic book artist of Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, Hawkman and Tarzan has passed away. Continue reading

 
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MoCCA Gets a New Lease on Life at Society of Illustrators

Everything that was MoCCA — its collection, its educational programming, its logo, its heavily attended annual festival — has been subsumed, and will reportedly continue, under the auspices of the Society of Illustrators. Continue reading