…but this week, He’s coming up short.
Hard-traveling heroes Joe Ollmann and Brecht Evens get the band back together to discuss Brecht’s latest phantasmagoric graphic novel, The City of Belgium. In the process, they cover what it takes to get a bad boy reputation, the merits of coincidence in narrative, and the values of different categories of drugs.
Author and scholar Natsume Fusanosuke considers one of the great crossover mangaka from a Japanese and European perspective in this 2018 essay translated from the Japanese by Jon Holt & Teppei Fukuda.
Notes toward a definition of the explicative tendency in superhero writing… and more!
Artist and educator Anya Davidson visits a new exhibition of Chicago cartoonists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, spanning over half a century of history. Features dozens of pictures, an interview with co-curator Dan Nadel, and a visit to an alternative exhibition at the DIY space Gridsport.
Introducing the week, with a sensible dosage of Slow Death.
Fateful findings from your new editor!
Worried you’ll arrive at your next virtual comics convention without an ability to navigate all the various comics conversations? Toss those worries in the dumpster: Clark is here, and he’s got you covered with all the links you’ll need to enough comics news to keep overlong chat sessions moving while you wait to see a movie trailer!