Archive for June, 2010

At CAM: Storytime!

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Up now at the Cartoon Art Museum: Storytime!, a fantastic show of comics for kids.  Seriously, this is one of the good ones.  The museum put a lot of effort into representing as wide a range of children’s comics, …

Tintin in Otherland, Part 1

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 12:39 PM

At the Hooded Utilitarian, Alex Buchet begins a three part series on race in Tintin.


Wednesday Illustrations: Robert Binks

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 10:23 AM

He’s forgotten, but he was good. Here’s some of the work illustrator Robert Binks did for Ogden Nash in 1972.

Editorial Cartoonery Last Month

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 9:03 AM

A Poke in the Eye with a Sharp Stick

Superman vs. Naruto

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 5:56 AM

At HU, a belated conclusion to the Komikusu roundtable as I talk about the differences between lit comic advocacy and awesome manga advocacy.

Folding In: Minis From Aaron Cockle and JT Yost

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 5:52 AM

Rob reviews Aaron Cockle’s mini ART THEFT and LOSERS WEEPERS #2, by JT Yost.

The latest comic from Aaron Cockle, ART THEFT, is another fine example of his cheekily postmodern interests. In many respects, this 8-page comic is his …

Journalista for June 30, 2010: Good Advice

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 2:38 AM

Edward J. Ashley dies ♦ Siegel family lawyer hires lawyer over DC lawsuit ♦ more

Crazy, Sexy, Cool: Jim Rugg’s and Brian Maruca’s Afrodisiac

Posted by on June 30th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

On the back cover of this book—at dead center—you see a well-built, large black man with a huge mushroom-shaped afro. Surrounding him on this cover are illustrations of a giant bug, a UFO, God, Dracula, the devil, a lion, preacher and Hercules, not to mention several “foxy” women. This montage is overlaid with an embossed silhouette of a nude women, a shout-out to the infamous trucker mud flap so popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The back cover summarizes the book’s multiple plots and functions similarly to a mise-en-abyme, a postmodern technique of using an art piece within another piece of art to provide commentary for the larger work’s structure and purpose. Indeed, this cover represents the beautiful chaos of Afrodisiac.

GutterGeek Review: THE BULLETPROOF COFFIN

Posted by on June 29th, 2010 at 7:20 PM

David Hine and Shaky Kane, The Bulletproof Coffin #1 (Image Comics, 2010). Six-issue miniseries, $3.99 per issue.

The Bulletproof Coffin, one of Image Comics’ impressive new batch of indie-flavored comic book miniseries, is a book that practically begs you to ask “What the hell was that?” when you’ve finished it. It’s familiar in many ways (especially to longtime comics readers), but Hine and Kane stitch together recognizable tropes in ways that make reading the book a new and unsettling experience….

Robert Stanley Martin on Frank Frazetta

Posted by on June 29th, 2010 at 5:47 AM

Robert Stanley Martin offers an appreciation, with some caveats.

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