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Becoming Percy Crosby

An excerpt from Jared Gardner’s biography of Skippy’s Percy Crosby. Continue reading

 
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Before Barnaby: Crockett Johnson Grows Up and Turns Left

The artist typically said very little about his life before Barnaby. But before Barnaby, there was Crockett Johnson. And before Crockett Johnson, there was David Johnson Leisk. Continue reading

 
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“I’m Trying To Be Someone Who Doesn’t Understand What They’re Doing”: The Benjamin Marra Interview

The Night Business and Gangsta Rap Posse creator talks self-publishing, the connection between comics and foie gras, and the inspiration he draws from Giotto and giallo. Continue reading

 
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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