Archive for July, 2010

The Pleasures of Mark-Making: New Comics From Joseph Lambert & Jose-Luis Olivares

Posted by on July 31st, 2010 at 5:58 AM

Rob reviews Polite Fiction 2, by Jose-Luis Olivares; and Tantrum & Everyday, by Joseph Lambert.

Polite Fiction 2, by Jose-Luis Olivares.  I’ve noted before that Olivares is one of the most interesting artists to emerge from the Center …

Fun Rationing

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 4:36 PM

The latest — in the sense of “the tardiest” — reflections on San Diego Comic-Con International 2010.

VERTIGO CRIME (Part 2)

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 11:36 AM

In the most recent installments in the Vertigo Crime series, there have been signs of improvement, in large measure, I strongly suspect, because they have been bringing in comic writers instead of Real Authors. But while things are looking up, I am far from confident in the long-term viability of this series, either from an aesthetic or from an economic perspective (alright, I know nothing about how these books are selling, but my gut tells me they aren’t exactly flying off the shelves).

Golden Age Friday: Alex Schomburg

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Fire, chaos and frenzy with the most fearsome illustrator of the Golden Age

Comics Needs An Henri Langlois

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 7:49 AM

Caroline Small celebrates the film archivist and history as imagination.

Journalista for July 31, 2010: Sick day

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Feeling a bit under the weather — nothing serious, but I’m taking it easy today. ¡Journalista! returns on Monday.

Death in the Funnies

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 1:02 AM

When Lisa Moore, a character in Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean, died of breast cancer in the fall of 2007, it was a major sensation and inspired countless accolades in the news media about how mature (i.e., serious) the funnies had become.

SDCC 2010 Manga for Grown-Ups Panel

Posted by on July 29th, 2010 at 4:06 PM

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Comics That Will Tear Your Heart Out

Posted by on July 29th, 2010 at 12:43 PM

But in a good way. Vom Marlowe is surprisingly taken with What If? Astonishing X-Men.

Surfaces and Genesis

Posted by on July 29th, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Ng Suat Tong replies to Alan Choate’s defense of R. Crumb’s Genesis

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