Archive for October, 2010

I Was a Teenage Cartoonist

Posted by on October 31st, 2010 at 2:32 PM

At HU, Alex Buchet looks back at his experiences as a very (very) indie comics artist in 70s Britain.

Kingsley Amis, random extracts from biographies about him

Posted by on October 31st, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Pointless: An outtake from Lucky Jim; Kingsley Amis misses his wife; Cyril Connolly and Sex Life in Ancient Rome

GutterGeek Column: ARKHAM ASYLUM

Posted by on October 30th, 2010 at 11:41 PM

I posted a column over at GutterGeek last week explaining that Matt Kleinert and I are going to start an ongoing column/conversation focused on the DC Comics superhero work of Grant Morrison. We’re starting at the beginning and reading systematically through all of Morrison’s work in an attempt to put the larger mythology together. Today I kicked off the conversation with a look at Arkham Asylum. Please feel free to drop in and work through it with us. Oh, and Happy Halloween.

Robert Boyd on the Visual Art and Comics Art Market

Posted by on October 30th, 2010 at 9:40 AM

At HU, critic Robert Boyd has several long, thoughtful comments about the visual art and comics art market. Start at the link and scroll down for more.

The Minicomics of J.P. Coovert

Posted by on October 30th, 2010 at 5:23 AM

Rob examines a batch of minicomics from prolific cartoonist J.P. Coovert.

J.P. Coovert was one of the first graduates of the Center for Cartoon Studies.  Every minicomic I’ve ever seen from this prolific cartoonist has been polished, cleverly designed and …

guttergeek: A FRIENDLY GAME & THE BROADCAST

Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 6:48 PM

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Over at guttergeek I consider two recent books which focus on the potential for unspeakable violence that lurks always just below the surface, and I consider the all-too familiar violence done to comics when some books are released into the world too soon…

Men!

Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Golden Age Friday: When action took its shirt off

It’s Nasty Time: Part Three

Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Still More Fragrances of the Political Season

Visual Aliens, part 2

Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 6:34 AM

At HU, Jones (One of the Jones Boys) continues his discussion of visual aliens, characters who are drawn in a style different from anything around them. In this post he talks about parodies, Cerebus, racist caricatures, J. H. Williams III, and more.

Journalista for Oct. 29, 2010: All gone

Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 2:57 AM

Malaysia bans Zunar book ♦ Missouri comics-shop owner in three-hour armed standoff with police ♦ more

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