Tag Archives: Lynda Barry

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Another Look at the East Village Eye

“There was no money.  I think we were actually paid in drugs.” — Mark Michaelson, former art director The East Village Eye Lower New York has been the scene for numerous “art movements,” and the decade between the mid-70s and … Continue reading

 
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The Minicomix Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The revolution will not be televised The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox – Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970) The humble, photocopied minicomic sprang into being in the early 1970s and has become a prime … Continue reading

 
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Rockin’ in the New Year with The Rocket’s Xmas Covers

Happy Holidays to everyone, whatever it is you celebrate–or not celebrate–this time of the year.  In the spirit of the New Year, and in an effort to further explore some historical connections between comics and other forms of popular culture, … Continue reading

 
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Dan Zettwoch and Rina Ayuyang on The Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry

Two great cartoonists, the creators of Birdseye Bristoe and Whirlwind Wonderland respectively, discuss Lynda Barry’s Freddie Stories. Continue reading

 
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Alt-Weekly Cartoonists Finally Get Their Day at Society of Illustrators

You didn’t buy an alt-weekly newspaper, much less hold on to it. You picked them up from a pile somewhere, read them or didn’t, and then threw them out. Some of these papers ran comic strips, but many didn’t. Some of these papers just ran comic strips without letting the artists know and didn’t pay them. Continue reading

 
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Comics Survey: Words, Part II

Ken Parille digs through 60 years of comics and says things about words. He explores a diverse creative cast, from Bill Griffith, Gabrielle Bell, and Julia Gfrörer to Jerry Siegel, John Byrne, and Grant Morrison — with a brief appearance by Otto Binder. Continue reading

 
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Chicago: Comics on the Make

“Comics: Philosophy & Practice” gathered seventeen luminaries of the medium to discuss what it all means. Continue reading

 
Hillary Chute's Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics

Hillary Chute and the Dynamics of Autobiography

Hillary Chute’s Graphic Women examines autobiographical comics through a literary lens; and yet how to reckon with the mysterious “Judith Forest”‘s performative “autobiographies?” Continue reading