Archive for July, 2010

Poor Ricky

Posted by on July 13th, 2010 at 6:01 AM


©1993 Coyne Steven Sanders and Tom Gilbert

Pointless: Lucy and Desi; Gary Morton’s travails; scandal jargon of the period

My Blood, Groth’s Thunder

Posted by on July 13th, 2010 at 4:45 AM

Other folks have mentioned this around the interwebs, but in case you missed it, over at HU Gary Groth delivered an old style Blood and Thunder beatdown upon my person. If you scroll about you can see Jeet Heer and Tom Spurgeon throw a few punches as well.

Journalista for July 13, 2010: Hell of a week

Posted by on July 13th, 2010 at 4:32 AM

RIP: Harvey Pekar, Victor de la Fuente ♦ suspect arrested in Stephen Perry murder ♦ “Draw Muhammed Day” instigator threatened with death ♦ more

Tales Designed to Thrizzle #6 By Michael Kupperman

Posted by on July 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

I feel like Steve Martin’s character in the movie The Jerk where he dances for joy at the gas station loudly proclaiming to all within earshot, “The new phone book is here! The new phone book is here!”

The Determination to Be an Artist

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 6:46 PM

I had something lighthearted ready to post that’s going to have to wait for another day; because the passing of Harvey Pekar calls for black borders and bunting.

Gary Groth interviews Harvey Pekar (1993)

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 5:00 PM

This interview is reprinted from TCJ #162, October 1993, the autobio-cartoonist issue. In this interview, Groth and Pekar talk about literary values, evaluate other autobio cartoonists, and ponder how to grow a lit-comics readership.

Upcoming: Gary Groth’s 1985 interview with Harvey Pekar.

Breasts and Blanks

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 4:49 PM

At HU, I discuss the aphasiac power fantasy of Gantz.

HARVEY PEKAR, 1939-2010

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 1:10 PM

I haven’t even begun to absorb the news that Harvey Pekar died today, although I have been staring at the headline at the Cleveland Plain Dealer for the better part of two hours. For those of us who have been following his life for over thirty years, the loss will be a deep one: the loss of friend, whether we ever met the man or not, whose life we have come to know as intimately as can be imagined and whom we have grown to love despite, and because of, the fault-lines  he so painfully and lovingly explored.

Rich Kreiner: Minis Monday: Blood Moon: A Love Story

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

At the beginning of Minis Monday’s Second Season a month ago, I lamented the fact that I didn’t get to meet nearly enough of the new-to-me cartoonists at the most recent Maine Comics Arts Festival, let alone gather their wares. Naturally since then I’ve been doing nothing but reviewing the work of new-to-me cartoonists.

Finding A Voice: Two Comics By L.Nichols

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 5:55 AM

Rob reviews two minicomics from L.Nichols: JUMBLY JUNKERY #9 and RADIO GHOSTS Volume 1.

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