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Excerpt: Breaking The Frames

You may think you know what’s wrong with the academic study of comics–but you’re probably just making a lazy assumption. Marc Singer and his new book are here to tell why it’s actually worse than you thought. Continue reading

 

“This Is MANGA”: The Art of Naoki Urasawa in Los Angeles

Japan sent the work of Naoki Urasawa to Los Angeles for a gallery showing, and Dan Schindel sent himself to check it out for you, the people. Continue reading

 

Role and Other Models Of Physical Worldbuilding: Émilie Plateau & Jul Gordon

Oliver Ristau reports back from the current exhibition of work from Émilie Plateau & Jul Gordon. Can’t make it to Germany? We’ve got you covered. Continue reading

 

Stefanie Leinhos’ Conceptual Comics

I use the term “conceptual comics” to describe comics works that have been made by applying the methods of conceptual art. With conceptual comics, it is more important to understand the implication and intention of the artist and the method … Continue reading

 

“It’s Still A Raw Nerve”: An Interview with James Sturm

James Sturm woke up getting conned in America, and he turned American lemons into some American lemonade. He spoke with Josh Kramer about the process, and the graphic novel that was the result: Off Season. Continue reading

 

ED-CMYK: A Survey of RoboCop in Comics (Part Two)

Looking at the best and the worst RoboCop comics, which show that even when a story’s social commentary loses out to the chance to sell a dozen diminished returns, the message can still carry a charge. Continue reading

 

ED-CMYK: A Survey of RoboCop in Comics (Part One)

RoboCop moved from film to comics with an almost pre-programmed inevitability, which doesn’t make the resulting comics any less remarkable—or ironic. Continue reading

 

“I’m Ninety and Sometimes When I Think About It I Get Worried.”: An Interview with Joe Giella

A 70 year career, a 64 year marriage, and a history with every part of comics that you can think of. A legend sat down with Alex Dueben, and we’ve got the transcript. Continue reading