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Straddlers: A Report from the 2014 Comics & Medicine Conference

Academics, health professionals, and cartoonists including Ellen Forney and James Sturm gather to discuss the special pitfalls and benefits of creating comics regarding health issues. “I had never discussed comics in such a calculated way before.” Continue reading

 
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Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK

Comics Unmasked is Britain’s largest-ever show about UK comics. It also offers the first public peek at the British Library’s enormous comics collection. Continue reading

 
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How Marvel Could Win the Kirby Case

Kirby family attorney Marc Toberoff’s Supreme Court filing and the supporting amicus briefs are not immune from attack. Here are some of the more creative ways that Marvel – or the Court itself – could trump their central arguments. Continue reading

 
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A Second with Bryan Lee O’Malley

A conversation between Dash Shaw and Bryan Lee O’Malley about character design, influences, and socializing. Continue reading

 
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“I Like Questions More than Answers”: A Conversation with Rick Geary

A discussion with the master of true crime comics about research, the appeal of mystery, Kickstarter, historical serial killers, and more. Continue reading

 
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Exit Strategy: An Interview with Andrew Neal of Chapel Hill Comics

After twenty years of working in comics retail, including eleven years of running his own successful store, Chapel Hill Comics, Andrew Neal is retiring from the business. Continue reading

 
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The Kevin Huizenga Interview

Baseball, Buddhism, comics, and philosophy with the author of Ganges. Continue reading

 
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The Ultimate Nullifier?

On Monday the Supreme Court announced that yet another brief has been filed in support of the Kirby family’s attempt to regain the copyright to key Marvel properties. Have these briefs truly made it all but certain that the Court will not just agree to hear the case in the 2014-15 term, but rule that Jack Kirby’s creations were not work for hire? Continue reading