Archive for August, 2010

Best American Comics Criticism Roundtable: Ah Critics, They’re All Just Frustrated Critics.

Posted by on August 23rd, 2010 at 1:43 AM
I certainly have mixed feelings about being a part of this. I had my say in the introduction to The Best American Comics Criticism. Then again, critics of BACC didn't much pay attention to my introduction. So much for the high road. Friends told me, "Don't do it! You'll look thin-skinned and over-sensitive."

GutterGeek: CHRIS REILLY AND EVAN DORKIN

Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Over at GutterGeek, Chris Reilly interviews Evan Dorkin. Chris confronts the limitations of mail interviews, while Evan confronts the difficulties of his experience with Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. And both talk about Milk and Cheese and Evan's recent success in Dark Horse's Beasts of Burden. After the interview, Chris runs down some recent monthly books and eviscerates Neal Adams' Batman: Odyssey. (Because honestly, that's the only reasonable response besides simply ignoring it.)

Donald O’Connor — Yeah!

Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Photobucket Pointless: Wotta performer; a burning national controversy in perspective; "a cackle of rads"

Domingos Isabelinho on Dominique Goblet’s and Nikita Fossoul’s Chronographie

Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 at 8:19 AM
At HU, Domingos Isabelinho discusses a book of portraits by the Belgian mother and daughter avant garde creators.

Burn your comics!

Posted by on August 22nd, 2010 at 2:42 AM
The debate about the sentencing of a Swedish manga translator for the possession of child pornography still rages in Sweden.

Slow-Rolling Genesis Roundtable Roundup

Posted by on August 21st, 2010 at 10:29 AM

At HU we’ve finally concluded our five-week long roundtable on R. Crumb’s Genesis. If you missed it, there’s an index of posts and some comments here.

Finding A Voice: These Things Happen

Posted by on August 21st, 2010 at 5:36 AM
Rob reviews the third and fourth issues of Sam Carbaugh's minicomic, These Things Happen.

Alex Buchet On Castafiore, Quick, and Flupke

Posted by on August 20th, 2010 at 1:45 PM
At HU, Alex Buchet discusses the women of Tintin, as well as Herge's other series Quick & Flupke. Plus, if you follow the links, you can hear Mr. Buchet discussing Tintin over the interwebs, courtesy of Wisconsin Public Radio.

“Urf?”

Posted by on August 20th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: Jules Feiffer has an early go at the child-as-victim

Comic Strip Characters from the Clavicle Up

Posted by on August 20th, 2010 at 8:47 AM
Hand Puppetry in the Funnies

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