Archive for September, 2010

Picture Show: Nymphonomena

Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Rob reviews Nymphonomena, a themed anthology by Pat Barrett, Josh Kramer, Betsey Swardlick and Ben Horak.

Of the many anthologies to emerge from the Center for Cartoon Studies, Nymphonomena has emerged as one of the best, with only the

Journalista for Sept. 13, 2010: Still beats the newspaper money

Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 1:48 AM
Danish grocery chain refuses new Kurt Westergaard book ♦ new Apple guidelines please no one ♦ more

The Sledgehammer is Gone: Paul Conrad, 1924-2010

Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad, one of the most ferocious, powerful, controversial and honored visual provocateurs of the last 50 years, died at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes in California on Saturday, Sept. 4, of natural causes. He was 86. And he was probably angry: anger was his professional stance, and he was a consummate professional, up to the very end, I have no doubt. He won three Pulitzer Prizes for his anger. Only four other cartoonists have equaled this feat in the 89 years the Pulitzer has been awarded for editorial cartooning — Rollin Kirby, Edmund Duffy, Herbert Block (Herblock), and Jeff MacNelly.

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Two Covers for Mort Weisinger Paperbacks

Posted by on September 12th, 2010 at 5:02 PM
Pointless: One of them's good, the other one's bad, both are for books that have long been forgotten.

Matthias Wivel on Yoshiharu Tsuge

Posted by on September 12th, 2010 at 7:08 AM
Over on HU, Matthias Wivel discusses the career of the great mangaka Yoshiharu Tsuge.

Satoshi Kon, 1963-2010

Posted by on September 11th, 2010 at 8:23 PM
Satoshi Kon, one of the most gifted, innovative and searchingly intelligent artists working in the anime medium and the film world at large, died on the morning of August 24 from pancreatic cancer--at the age of 46.

guttergeek: IGNATZ PREDICTIONS

Posted by on September 11th, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Over at GG, I make some attempts to foresee the outcome of the Ignatz Awards.

Animated: Go For The Gold #3

Posted by on September 11th, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Rob reviews the third volume of the Meathaus collective’s sketchbook compilation, Go For The Gold.


As a reader, I find myself attracted to any number of rendering and narrative styles.  I can appreciate a stick-figure comic told with strong &

Black-Hearted Critics Sowing Despair

Posted by on September 10th, 2010 at 10:03 AM
At HU, I argue (in response to R.C. Harvey) that criticism and art aren't about making you happy.

“This Way, Men!”

Posted by on September 10th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: Feiffer's Clifford takes charge

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