Archive for August, 2010

Readers, Get Your Quality Comic Coupons Right Here!

Posted by on August 27th, 2010 at 1:00 AM

Proof that the graphic novel exceeds all boundaries can be found in an annual initiative by one of the more popular news magazines in Belgium entitled HUMO.  As one season ends, another begins and more specifically the bookseason in

Journalista for Aug. 27, 2010: Baaaaaaa!

Posted by on August 27th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Shueisha draws a loss ♦ Are you getting your proper royalties? ♦ more

Wonder Woman, Jealousy, and Nurse Fetishes

Posted by on August 26th, 2010 at 7:32 AM
At HU, I write about Marston and Peter's Wonder Woman #22. It's not so great, unfortunately

Journalista for Aug. 26, 2010: I put down my pen

Posted by on August 26th, 2010 at 6:33 AM
Eiichiro Oda's One Piece series sells 20 million copies in six months ♦ bookstores-in-pain round-up ♦ more

Best American Comics Criticism Roundtable: Why Didn’t You Just Strike For Higher Pay?

Posted by on August 26th, 2010 at 2:43 AM
I have to say, reading the first roundtable entries by Brian Doherty, Jeet Heer and Ben Schwartz in this roundtable, I was personally offended. Not because Schwartz spent much of his time insulting me — on the contrary, that was about the only enjoyment I got from his prose. Rather, I was offended because the posts were so frankly, egregiously, jaw-droppingly half-assed.

Best American Comics Criticism Roundtable: In Defense of BACC

Posted by on August 26th, 2010 at 2:40 AM
My response to Noah Berlatsky? I refer readers to my reply to his original BACC blog post. He only offers more personal attacks on me (adding "craven" and "toadying"), more of his painfully limited definition of all things literary, and adds a piece-by-piece and insulting dismissal of the individual authors collected therein.

Joe Matt reveals the Secret Origins of the You’re Short, Bald and Ugly Charlie Brown parody

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 10:22 PM
Joe Matt responded to TCJ.com's Facebook link to Garrity's post "The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #8," about a a mini he, Chester Brown and Seth created. He granted TCJ.com permission to repost it in its entirety on our website.

What Surrealist Poets Like

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Jumble Wednesday: The gal and the witch; the angry wife and the moon; how people loved car radios in the 1930s

More Obscurism in Cartoons, Nos. 351-355

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 8:57 AM
This Time Because of Poor Rendering

1000 Years of Pretty Boys — NSFW

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 6:55 AM
In a really quite NSFW essay, JR Brown provides a lengthy historical look at the tradition of bishonen and boy's love in Japan.

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