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Eight is Great

Today on the site we welcome new contributor John Seven with his review of Beautiful Darkness.

Accentuating the “grim” in “Grimm” for both laughs and shudders, French comics writer Fabien Vehlmann and married illustration team Kerascoet – the pen name of Marie Pommepuy and Sébastien Cosset – take the precious trope of tiny fairy-like people wandering the land of giant people, and turn it on its own violent head, snapping its neck and leaving it to decay. It’s like the Borrowers found themselves stranded in Lord of the Flies, without either canceling out the essence of the other.

Elsewhere:

It’s been a while since a Comics Books Are Burning In Hell podcast, and I’m relieved to link to a brand new installment!

Here’s an overview of recent Oily Comics releases.

The great Ross MacDonald, interviewed.

An interview with Bob Fingerman by Brian Heater.

Finally, this is excellent advice on the business of being a cartoonist.


9 Responses to Eight is Great

  1. Is The Perversion of the Graphic Novel and Its Refinement article gone? All I get is dead links.

  2. Tim Hodler says:

    No. It’s still there. Anyone else having this issue?

  3. I cleared my cache and it showed up. My computer’s been having problems with the site for weeks now, not sure why. Thanks!

  4. Matt says:

    John, what browser are you using? Chrome?

  5. Scott Grammel says:

    I think I mentioned my similar problems some weeks past. I’d click on a recent comment and end up on the top of the page in question with no or missing comments below. Was told to clear my cache, did, seemed maybe to help some, but not lots. I’ve been using Firefox as my default, but when I use Internet Explorer (like now), all is revealed — and works fine. Too bad I detest this hideous browser.

    And, yes, it sure gets old.

  6. Tim Hodler says:

    Our tech team made some changes today, so with any luck, once users clear their cache once more, things will get smoother from now on. Anyone who continues to have troubles should please report them.

  7. patrick ford says:

    Chrome offers several options; Past 24 hours, Past week, Past four weeks, To the beginning of time.
    Any idea which is sufficient? I used the “beginning of time” option a few weeks ago and the problems vanished, but cropped up again within a week or so.

  8. patrick ford says:

    I just used the “Past four weeks” option and all is normal. Things had gotten so weird that for the past two days I was being directed to the 4/22 page.
    I’ll report back if things go haywire again.

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