Archive for August, 2010

The Other Shoe: Part III and the Last

Posted by on August 13th, 2010 at 10:46 AM
As I Was Saying When I Walked Out the Door

“Rodolpho Swears His Vengeance”

Posted by on August 13th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: Jules Feiffer's Clifford listens to the opera

Journalista for Aug. 13, 2010: Something borrowed, something checkered

Posted by on August 13th, 2010 at 3:18 AM
South African cartoonists protest proposed media restrictions ♦ war for Barnes & Noble ownership ♦ more

Sunday Comics: Wilson

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

Any new release from Daniel Clowes these days is subject to a level of scrutiny accorded to only a few cartoonists, including Chris Ware and Robert Crumb. Since completing what might be his career masterwork in Ice Haven, Clowes has mostly done shorter work: the Marvel Treasury-sized The Death Ray, his New York Times strip Mister Wonderful, and his big one-page strip in Kramers Ergot #7. Like those comics, his new book Wilson focuses in a single character who is desperately seeking human connection while battling his own misanthropy. It's not the Next Big Dan Clowes Graphic Novel, but more of a graphic novella — a humble character piece that once again takes its cues from his predecessors in the medium.

Vom Marlowe Would Rather Garden

Posted by on August 12th, 2010 at 11:06 AM

(Caro here, inadequately filling Noah’s catchy-headline-writing shoes.)

Over at HU, Vom prefers slugs to slapstick in the latest installment of the Popeye Roundtable.

Journalista for Aug. 12, 2010: Not cool

Posted by on August 12th, 2010 at 4:00 AM
Comics scholar Richard Langlois dies ♦ Cathy to end ♦ more

Craft of Comics: Jamie Grant (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by on August 12th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Previously: Part One of "Craft of Comics: Jamie Grant." Jamie Grant made his first impression in comics with his run on Missionary Man in 2000 A.D. (following on from Frank Quitely with whom he would make frequent collaborations over the years). Since then he has become known more as colorist on titles like We3, All-Star Superman (both with Frank Quitely), Hellblazer and Supergirl. This two-part video series takes us through the digital coloring process and Grant explains his no-nonsense approach to comics art. In this second part, he demonstrates the toning and rendering process for a cover of Supergirl while ruminating on super-shorts and super-acne.

The Other Shoe: Part II

Posted by on August 11th, 2010 at 10:44 AM
As I Was Saying When I Walked Out the Door

Olivier Schrauwen & the Madness of Beards

Posted by on August 11th, 2010 at 10:00 AM

This is your European corresponder speaking, straight from the slums of Belgium, a city in Brussels (that’s a joke for you Americans). I will be your inbetween for such important facts as to why French Fries are much better in

Wheels!

Posted by on August 11th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Wednesday Jumble: the snazziness of Dada; stockbrokers and zinginess; and a hot tire ad from the age of the Model T

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