Archive for July, 2010

Breaking News: Adolescent Comic Book Not Formulaic Dreck!

Posted by on July 25th, 2010 at 2:15 PM
Domingos Isabelinho praises comics for adolescents by Hector German Oesterheld, a man Domingos calls "the best comics writer ever."

Establishing Shots — Judith Forest’s 1h25

Posted by on July 25th, 2010 at 9:53 AM
1h25 by 27-year old French cartoonist Judith Forest, published last fall, is an ambitious autobiographical essay. Organized like a drawn diary, it details a few months in the recent life of its creator, from her graduation from the Beaux-arts in Paris through her move to Brussels, an hour and twenty-five minutes away on the train—hence the title—in search of her future. Though clearly, and self-avowedly, influenced by the work of seminal autobio cartoonist Fabrice Neaud, Forest eschews his broader, more political perspectives to concentrate on her relationships with others. She is frank about her sexual encounters—casual and romantic—and inquisitive in her attempts to understand and loyally represent her friends and acquaintances.

Milton, You’re a Genius!

Posted by on July 25th, 2010 at 9:35 AM
Pointless 4: My smartest friend; actual titles; Sally Kellerman recites Joyce

GutterGeek: SDCC 2010 News Roundup

Posted by on July 25th, 2010 at 7:58 AM
San Diego Comic-Con 2010 News Roundup

After having attended San Diego Comic-Con six years in a row (2003-2008), I’m currently suffering through my second straight year of missing the show. Apparently having a child leads to delayed (or denied) gratification. While I’m not at all a fan of this, I recognize that it’s necessary. Or so I’m told. In any case, I’m not there this year. As a result, I’m spending far too much time in front of the computer screen this week/end watching the happenings from a virtual distance. It’s not ideal, but it’ll have to do.

Since this announcement literally occurred over’s head…

Posted by on July 24th, 2010 at 4:29 PM
Hot news from the Fantagraphics' San Diego Comic-Con booth: Fantagraphics' Twitter: BIG #sdcc announcement: We're partnering with Disney to publish the complete Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse strips starting May 2011.

Alan Choate on R. Crumb’s Genesis, Part One

Posted by on July 24th, 2010 at 7:12 AM

At HU, I’ve placed Alan Choate’s comments on R. Crumb’s Genesis in a post for easier reading. Alan should be finishing his two part essay later in the week.

Outposts: Death Deals and Quiet Human Contact

Posted by on July 24th, 2010 at 5:23 AM
Rob reviews DEATH DEALS, by Eamon Espey; and QUIET HUMAN CONTACT, by John Hankiewicz, Austin English, Juliacks, Onsmith, and Siobhan Calnan.

More Art Deco Goodness

Posted by on July 23rd, 2010 at 1:25 PM
Over at HU, Caroline Small posts a series of images from John Vassos's Ultimo.

Golden Age Friday: Alex Schomburg

Posted by on July 23rd, 2010 at 9:00 AM
More of the most flamboyant covers you'll ever see

Journalista for June 23, 2010: Thought that cave would never end

Posted by on July 23rd, 2010 at 4:30 AM
Judge Dredd vs the DEA ♦ will DC Comics move to the West Coast? ♦ more

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