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In his latest “Grid”, Ken Parille closely examines Acme Novelty Library 19:

Ware, who has often compared comics to music, uses the red circle as a visual leitmotif, a “short, repeated musical theme” that he associates with Brown and threads throughout the comic’s two narratives. It first appears as the razor’s cap and then as a pushpin holding up photos of the astronaut and his “first and only true love.”

Elsewhere:

Amazon is jumping into the comics publishing game. So far, so shitty.

On the bright side, here’s a Gary Panter curriculum in pictures.

Paul Karasik draws the story of his local ferry.

Lists are more fun to make than to read, but here’s one from a whole web site devoted to lists, and it’s about comics, too. Go to it.

Al Jaffee roughs are better than most finishes.

Sort of comics — or at least cartoon characters: Wrigley’s Spearmen.


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