Blog Disaster and distance

Posted by on April 10th, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Hokusai, 1833
Hokusai’s “Great Wave off Kanagawa,” 1833

I was in Oregon when the quake and wave first struck Japan last month. More specifically, I was in a little comfort food eatery called Belly in downtown Eugene, sipping a martini.

Blog Grim and Gritty: Freewheel, Volume 2

Posted by on March 5th, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Rob reviews the second collection of Liz Baillie’s webcomic, Freewheel.

Liz Baillie’s ongoing webcomic Freewheel can best be described as a slice-of-life fantasy.  Volume 1 of the series (collecting the first five chapters) introduces us to Jamie, the young …

Review Seeds by Ross Mackintosh

Posted by on March 4th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Seeds reflects the rougher edges of storytelling and pacing to be expected from a beginning writer.

Blog Son of Only in the Comics: What Cartooning Can Do That No Other Medium Can by R.C. Harvey

Posted by on March 3rd, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Blog Rough & Tumble: Lewis and Clark

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Rob reviews Nick Bertozzi’s historical fiction comic, Lewis and Clark (First Second).

Nick Bertozzi is an alt-cartoonist who’s never been easy to categorize. He comes from a mainstream tradition in some ways but has always had an interest in formalism, …

Review Lenny Zero and the Perps of Mega-City One

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 12:01 AM

For fans of Diggle and Jock’s collaborations on Green Arrow or The Losers, the publication of Lenny Zero should find an already well-established audience and, potentially, the collected softcover could increase interest here in the U.S. for the world of Mega-City One.

Interviews Jason Shiga on Interactive Comics (with video)

Posted by on March 1st, 2011 at 12:01 AM

On his recent West Coast tour with Aaron Renier, Shiga gave a presentation on how his work has evolved over the last 10 years and gave some enlightening glimpses into his working methods. I spoke to him afterwards and had him take me through the workings of his unfinished masterpiece, Theater Eroika.

Blog Minis Monday: So Buttons

Posted by on February 28th, 2011 at 2:46 PM

So Buttons #3; Written by Jonathan Baylis with art by various hands; Color and black and white; 28 pp.
Self-published; $5

So Buttons Holiday Special #1; Written by Jonathan Baylis with art by various celebrants; Black and white; 8 pp.; …

Blog Every Bullet Fired: Twilight Of the Assholes

Posted by on February 28th, 2011 at 5:37 AM

Rob reviews Tim Krieder’s collection of political cartoons from 2005-2008, Twilight Of The Assholes (Fantagraphics).

Among the many alternate-world scenarios to consider if Al Gore had won the 2000 Presidential election (or rather, had won the Supreme Court decision) is …

Review Mickey Mouse #304 by Various

Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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