Archive for September, 2010

Choose Your Own Violent and Hideous Death

Posted by on September 23rd, 2010 at 6:29 AM
At HU, Sean Michael Robinson looks at the Choose Your Own Adventure series. He includes insights from his interview with series creator Edward Packard, notes on his own obsession with the series and his middle-school experiments with the form, analysis of the series' progression, recommendations of the best titles, and lots and lots of art.

Manu Larcenet: Back on the Scene With a Blast!

Posted by on September 23rd, 2010 at 5:18 AM

Manu Larcenet is one of the greats of the current French vogue of comic artists. I wrote an extensive profile on him at Brokenfrontier.com and in a supreme act of ego, I hereby shall paraphrase myself ‘Manu Larcenet excels in

Wanderlust – Ulli Lust’s Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens

Posted by on September 23rd, 2010 at 5:16 AM
Told with great confidence and uncomfortable frankness across a sprawling 450 pages, Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens is a coming-of-age narrative that inevitably places itself in the tradition of German travel literature, perhaps unwittingly joining the company of such august figures as Goethe and Hesse. Lust’s ambition, though great, never overtly shows literary pretense, however: hers is a story of two young punks—Ulli and her friend Edi—traveling with no money, no passports, and no more than a change of clothes; a story of two girls seeking adventure and getting in over their heads.

Journalista for Sept. 23, 2010: And what’s up with her hips?

Posted by on September 23rd, 2010 at 4:41 AM
Yemeni cartoonist Kamal Sharaf freed ♦ Florida Times-Union cartoonist Ed Gamble laid off ♦ more

Flotsam 3

Posted by on September 23rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
As they should say (but don't), dissatisfaction with life is one of the soft signs for sanity among one's higher-order powers.

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #10

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 12:03 PM

To be a truly irritating manga nerd, it’s important to obsess over at least one untranslated manga, boring people with long descriptions of its veiled glories and bitching about the myopia of the U.S. manga market and/or the unappreciative gaijin

Enough Pictures of Buildings to Fill a Medium Sized Comic, and Vice-Versa

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 9:24 AM
At HU, Alex Buchet discusses how comics influences architecture and vice versa, looking particularly at comics creators who are also architects and designers.

It’s Zombie Time in the Funnies

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 8:42 AM
Part I: Back to School

Fear Itself: The Axe-Man Of New Orleans

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Rob reviews the new volume of Rick Geary’s Treasury of XXth Century Murder series, The Axe-Man of New Orleans (NBM).

There’s a sense in which Rick Geary is the most accomplished horror artist working today.  It’s just that the horrors

Journalista for Sept. 22, 2010: Forest for the trees

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 3:41 AM
Is DC planning mass layoffs? ♦ suspects arrested in "manga murder" case ♦ Netherlands drops case against Gregorius Nekschot ♦ more

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