Archive for October, 2010

An Interview with William M. Gaines, Part Two of Three

Posted by on October 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Gary Groth, Dwight Decker and Peppy White talk to Gaines about the EC Comics staff, horror comics and the Senate Subcommittee hearings that killed them.

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Fabrice Neaud on Aristophane Boulon’s Conte démoniaque

Posted by on October 12th, 2010 at 11:32 AM
At HU, Domingos Isabelinho has obtained permission to republish an essay by the famous French comics artist Fabrice Neaud about the work of one of his peers, Aristophane Boulon. The essay first appeared in the small French comics criticism magazine Critix. It has been translated by Derik Badman with an introduction by Domingos.

Autumn Harvest in Sweden

Posted by on October 12th, 2010 at 4:49 AM
Autumn is here and with it, the onslaught of books which always appears after the lull in publishing throughout the summer months. Quite a lot of interesting things made its début at the recent big Book Fair in Gothenburg, and

Journalista for Oct. 12, 2010: Shark vs. Jets

Posted by on October 12th, 2010 at 12:34 AM
Guardian cartoonist Les Gibbard dies ♦ people are leaving comic-book publishers ♦ more

An Interview with William M. Gaines, Part One of Three

Posted by on October 12th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
From The Comics Journal #81: Gary Groth, Dwight Decker and Peppy White speak with the longtime publisher of Mad Magazine and EC Comics, in an absorbing and comprehensive interview.

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Minis Monday: Little Wolves

Posted by on October 11th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
With Little Wolves, James Hindle makes a concerted commitment to rarified realism, one that rises above escapist fare marbled by tragedy, levity, relief or other narrative niceties.

The Comic Torah

Posted by on October 11th, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Kent reviews a “decidedly unconventional retelling” of the Five Books of Moses.

Aaron Freeman and Sharon Rosenzweig, The Comic Torah: Reimagining the Very Good Book.  Teaneck, NJ: Ben Yehuda Press, 2010. 128 pp, full color. $19.95 paperback. ISBN:

Ian Burns interviews Johnny Ryan about Prison Pit

Posted by on October 11th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit series is spontaneous, frantic and gruesome — each page-turn reveals something unexpected. At no point does it require the reader to stop and analyze the proceedings (despite a certain interviewer’s attempt, an account of which you’ll read shortly), which is just as well; readers are too busy urgently turning the pages because they’re enjoying the story so damn much. There just isn’t time to stop and think. And that’s what makes it special. In the following conversation, Johnny Ryan and I speak about his objectives and inspirations for the Prison Pit, how it relates to his previous work in Angry Youth Comix, and how Prison Pit has affected his cartooning. — Ian Burns

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24 Hour Comics: The Heartbreak and the Hope

Posted by on October 11th, 2010 at 8:09 AM
At HU, Sean Michael Robinson discusses 24-hour comics and his own experience as a comics creator.

Education Fails Again

Posted by on October 11th, 2010 at 8:07 AM
Once again, the critics are carping

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