Bob looks back at the life and career of M. Thomas Inge, his friend, editor, and collaborator, and reflects on the groundbreaking work that Inge did in the world of comics scholarship.
Paul Tumey presents the debut installment of Zineth, a new series surveying current developments in small press and self-published comics! First off, Paul checks in with a wide variety of cartoonists and distributors to see what’s new during the pandemic… and it’s a lot.
Gareth Brookes may be responsible for the first comic about historical medieval plagues that was inspired by a real life Drake related Tik Tok craze, and if he’s not, he’s certainly responsible for the first one to be made utilizing pyrography. Joe Decie catches up with the cartoonist about why Brookes keeps attacking the page…and whether he can even stop himself at this point.
There’s no sleepy days of summer in store for this thing called comics: but how to keep up with the neverending onslaught of news, reviews & points of view? Well if you don’t have the stones to just up and quit–always an option!–than turn to your pal Clark Burscough, who has compiled a dossier of all known values, prepared links to said things, and left it waiting, on the other side of a simple click. Make your play, sibling!
Thanks to Breakdown Press, we’re pleased to share this excerpt from Haway Man, Klaus!, by Richard Short.
Do you know how dangerous it can be to randomly go roaming the internet for comics news, reviews and points of views? Buddy: take a look at that pipeline situation. It’s rough out there! Why not place your faith in the good orderly direction of Clark Burscough’s hands, and allow him to send you towards the artform’s latest twists and turns? It’s the only sensible choice!
Is there a secret history to the beginnings of Archie and his fellow Riverdalians? Bob’s been doing some reading and researching, and is ready to deliver his hot take, that take being: “Maybe!”
Jeff Trexler, interim executive director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, pitched to us an essay on strategies for rebuilding an ethical environment at the beleaguered organization. We agreed, so long as its points could be discussed in a follow-up interview. Here is that essay, and that interview.
You have to find a reason when your feet hit the floor, and it would probably be a better one if you didn’t come from the web. But that’s where you are, and you’re about to meet a friend: Clark, who has all the comics news, reviews and points of view from the past week that you could need. Your petty resentments can come with you. They always have before!