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Today on the site: Shaenon Garrity looks at two web comics about Irish history.

I’ve said this many times before and I’ll say it many times again, but one of the joys of webcomics is their ability to cover every possible subject and fill every conceivable niche. Say, for example, you’re into early Irish literature and you want to read it in comics form. Webcomics are happy to help you out. At this very moment, in fact, there are at least two ongoing webcomics based on the Táin Bó Cúailnge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley, the central epic of the Ulster cycle: Patrick Brown’s The Cattle Raid of Cooley and M.K. Reed’s About a Bull . Thank you, webcomics! You’ve justified the existence of the Internet yet again!

Elsewhere:

This is an excellent profile of the important underground comic Tits & Clits.

David Mamet remembers his friend Shel Silverstein.

Great new R.O. Blechman image over here.

Love these illustrations for various 1960s editions of Don Quixote.

Aaron McGruder, of Boondocks-fame, has a new cartoon on the horizon.

A new director of the Smithsonian has been named, and he has a positive outlook on funding for the arts (scroll down).


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