Archive for May, 2010

Beetle Triumphant

Posted by on May 28th, 2010 at 2:41 PM
Mort Walker’s Classic Comedy In Its 60th Year

From Wonderland with Love

Posted by on May 28th, 2010 at 2:27 PM
This past weekend saw the fourth edition of the international comics biennial, Komiks.dk, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The most ambitious and successful yet, it was held at a large venue at the center of town, whereas previous iterations were on the city's periphery, and it boasted an impressive international guest list headed by the American triumvirate of Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware, and the British one of Dave Gibbons, Kevin O'Neill and Frank Quitely.

Guttergeek Review: CAVEMEN IN SPACE

Posted by on May 28th, 2010 at 1:19 PM
Joey Weiser, Cavemen in Space (AdHouse Books, 2010). Softcover, $14.95.

Over at GutterGeek, Chris Reilly reviews Cavemen in Space, interviews Joey Weiser, and talks up (and down) last week's books.

Is This A Spoof?

Posted by on May 28th, 2010 at 11:21 AM

Gina Barreca’s self-satisfied post for the Chronicle of Higher Education, on Dan Clowes’ recent New Yorker cover, makes me want to hurl. Curse you, tcj.com reader Ethan Young, for sending me the link in the first place.

Shut Up, Griffy!

Posted by on May 28th, 2010 at 6:51 AM
Heat and unhappiness in beautiful Montreal

$101K For This?!

Posted by on May 28th, 2010 at 6:28 AM

Suat casts a jaded eye upon the May Heritage Comics Art Auction.

Frazetta in Retrospect by Greg Cwiklik

Posted by on May 28th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Frank Frazetta was one of those lucky individuals born with such a surfeit of natural talent, as to make those less gifted gnash their teeth at the cosmic unfairness of it all. Nor was he overly modest regarding his abilities. Frazetta was possessed of a virtuosic style of rendering: Be it with pen and ink or oil paint or watercolor, it was quite unlike anyone else’s.

The Unbearable Limpness of Gantz

Posted by on May 27th, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Sex with big-bosomed Angelina Jolie clones? Suat is definitively unimpressed.

Journalista for May 27, 2010: Big fish in small ponds

Posted by on May 27th, 2010 at 2:12 AM
Disney joins Marvel in Kirby copyright fight ♦ newspaper apologizes for Zapiro Muhammed cartoon ♦ more

Pictures of Dorian Gray, Images of Oscar Wilde; Part Nine: Oscar Wilde: Martyr, Saint, and Superhero

Posted by on May 27th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
“The Outcast of one age is the Hero of another.” – Edward Carpenter Martyrs necessarily begin as outlaws. Wilde's trials established him as a criminal, made him a prisoner and an exile — and produced a gay icon.

Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part Eight.

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