Archive for May, 2010

Wonder Woman as Screaming Chicken

Posted by on May 25th, 2010 at 12:17 PM
Richard Cook provides a history of Wonder Woman in covers.

Cover by Adam Hughes (2001)

Pterodactyl Hunters Rule

Posted by on May 25th, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Recent SVA grad Brendan C. Leach has just published a clever mock newspaper from 1904 that features the exploits of NYC’s famed pterodactyl hunters. “Battle Above the Bowery,” screams one headline; “Pterodactyl Commission Remembers Fallen Hunters,” says another. The 36-page

Journalista for May 25, 2010: Another world

Posted by on May 25th, 2010 at 2:31 AM
Borders Books gets new chairman, $25 million boost ♦ Updates on Steve Perry and Gene Colan ♦ Apple rejects indy and gay-themed digital comics for material Mark Millar gets away with ♦ more

Pictures of Dorian Gray, Images of Oscar Wilde; Part Seven: Victorian Cameos

Posted by on May 25th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Dave Sim's Wilde is a sympathetic figure — intelligent, amusing, affectionate and pitiable. He is also physically gross in both senses of the word: he is very fat, and his body is producing symptoms that are undeniably disgusting. As Sim draws him, Wilde's face is so massive and slack that it seems almost to melt onto his shoulders. But the real masterpiece of this book is the haunting, yet strangely noble, portrait of Wilde on the cover. The image shows an open bottle of wine and a near-empty glass in the foreground, ornamental wallpaper in the background. Wilde is in between, almost entirely in shadow. Half of his face — the half away from us — looks tired and gaunt. In the other half we see the outline of a skull.

Melmoth (Cerebus, Volume 6)

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

The Dearth of Advertising

Posted by on May 24th, 2010 at 9:39 PM
How One of My Pets Almost Died

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

Posted by on May 24th, 2010 at 6:56 PM
Some more thoughts on why (or whether) Brave and Bold #33 is such a visual mess.

Strippers

Posted by on May 24th, 2010 at 5:42 PM
What comic-strip character drove '80s ladies wild?

Minis Monday: Breakfast at Mimi’s; Mimi’s Doughnuts Zine Volume 1 By Marek Bennett

Posted by on May 24th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
As was the case last week, “Minis Monday” is again something of a misrepresentation. There’s nothing mini about Volume 1 of Breakfast at Mimi’s, Marek Bennett’s self-published compilation of his strip Mimi’s Doughnuts.

Wonder Woman Makes Man’s Pants Explode In Pee Light

Posted by on May 24th, 2010 at 12:06 PM
Vom Marlowe wishes to God she hadn't seen that, or any other part of The Brave & The Bold # 33.

Round and Round: Dungeon Twilight 3: The New Centurions

Posted by on May 24th, 2010 at 5:48 AM
Rob reviews the third volume of NBM's translation of Dungeon Twilight, entitled THE NEW CENTURIONS. It's by Lewis Trondheim, Joann Sfar, Kerascoet & Obion.

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