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Henry Boltinoff: 1914-2001

His signature was everywhere—magazines, comic books, comic strips. R.C. Harvey sat down with back in 2001 to find out what was behind it all. Continue reading

 

An Erection Four Decades Long: The Pornography of Wally Wood

A long look at the years that the famous cartoonist spent creating porn, spurred by the 2019 Fantagraphics publication, Cons de Fee: The Erotic Art of Wallace Wood. [Contains Explicit Imagery] Continue reading

 

A Landscape Study Of Paco Roca’s House

Paul Karasik takes a long(ways) look at Paco Roca’s graphic novel The HouseI, which takes a somewhat traditional story and turns it on its head. Like, it actually turns it. You’ll see! Continue reading

 

The Artist’s Life and Death Redundant: Inio Asano’s Downfall

In which the artist of Goodnight Punpun proves that comics can’t break your heart if you break it yourself. Continue reading

 

Grappling With Privilege: Connor Willumsen’s Bradley Of Him

Brian Nicholson makes his case for the philosophy behind Connor Willumsen’s “bravura” Bradley of Him. Continue reading

 

Return To The Book Nook

Marc Sobel’s archaeological finds include The Miracle Squad, Steve Bissette classics, R.L. Stine (huh?) and a comic that was actually published in 2019: you read that right. Go ahead and open your presents early! Continue reading

 

Ming! Ming! Ming!

Sexton Ming and J.T. Dockery’s 15-years-in-the-making collaboration, Kenttucky Pussy, made its way into the world via Nix Comix, earlier this year. Bob Levin took the trip, and he’s recovered enough to explain. Continue reading

 

Raina Telgemeier Has Got Guts

Raina Telgemeier’s work may feature a child-protagonist and may be read by children, but her compositional complexity within and across her autobiographical graphic narratives is as thoughtful and nuanced as the comics medium permits. It’s not good because it’s popular: it’s popular because it really is that good. Continue reading

 
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