Archive for August, 2010

Making Attractive Pictures

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 8:38 AM
A Strategic Sport

Walking Punchlines: Elephant Man #1

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 5:53 AM
Rob reviews the new comic from Greg Houston, Elephant Man #1 (NBM).

Journalista for Aug. 18, 2010: Standing athwart history

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 5:16 AM
Comic-book sales drop in July ♦ Japanese publisher Shueisha bets on tablets ♦ more

Joe the Barbarian #1-6

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 2:11 AM
Moving away from the tilled fields of DC's trademarked characters, Grant Morrison appears to be writing himself a screenplay. Luckily, in Joe the Barbarian, he's supported by Sean Murphy who provides the imaginative storyboarding and the flamboyantly attractive cinematography.

Descent into Darkness, Marc Legendre

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 12:56 AM

I assume that writer/artist Marc Legendre is practically unknown in the English speaking parts of the world, his fame extending mostly to European countries thanks his all ages creation Biebel.

He started out as the chief editor of Tintin weekly

What’s with all the mushrooms?

Posted by on August 17th, 2010 at 9:27 PM
Over at HU, Caro checks out some illustrations for Russian folktales.

Journalista for Aug. 17, 2010: Uncomfortably close to home

Posted by on August 17th, 2010 at 5:48 AM
Borders ignores rumors of imminent demise ♦ Penny Arcade vs. rape ♦ more

Planetary: Spacetime Archaeology

Posted by on August 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
With Planetary, Warren Ellis holds a seemingly distorted mirror up to the world of our pulp, sci-fi and superhero stories. We recognize what we see there, and at first we think that something's wrong. Slowly we realize that something is right.

Minis Monday: Liz Prince’s I Swallowed the Key to my Heart

Posted by on August 16th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Prince revels in the satisfaction of immediate appetites and is perfectly willing to present herself as aggressive, even prickly, all the while maintaining a guarded sense of hope for more subtle fulfillment: One strip’s internalized narration runs “As I passed a stranger on my walk to work, // unprompted we gave each other the evil-eye// ‘Take that, you fucker.’ That guy was probably my soul mate.”


Posted by on August 16th, 2010 at 11:28 AM
Yes, what guttergeek needed was a comic about Isaac Newton (who would have seen that apple coming if he wasn't always looking down in the gutter). Follow Isaac's misadventures, as told by guttergeek's own Chris Reilly and the immensely talented Kenny Keil, as the fabric of the universe slowly unravels....

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