Archive for October, 2010

King Aroo Vol. 1 by Jack Kent

Posted by on October 29th, 2010 at 12:23 AM
With IDW's King Aroo, the oblong shape of the book accommodates three daily strips to each of 342 7.5x9.5-inch landscape pages, providing a spacious showcase for cartoonist Jack Kent's simple, low-key albeit fully fledged art, pulsing gently with visual gambols as well as verbal whimsies. Kent's son and heir, Jack Jr., has made available some original art and a hoard of unblemished syndicate proofs for the tome, and Bruce Canwell couches the entire production in an informative and entertaining context, an introductory biographical essay embellished with a generous array of illustration from Kent's early life and career. Delicious.

Visual Aliens

Posted by on October 28th, 2010 at 8:35 AM
At HU, guest poster Jones, One of the Jones Boys starts a two-part discussion about visual aliens: characters drawn in a different style from everything else around them.

Journalista for Oct. 28, 2010: Superior

Posted by on October 28th, 2010 at 3:33 AM
Underground-comix publishing pioneer Don Donahue dies ♦ Another internet-censorship bill hits brick wall ♦ more

The Thanos Imperative #3

Posted by on October 28th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Photobucket Headache at the edge of the universe.

It’s Nasty Time: Part Two

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 6:59 PM
More of the Political Season

Review: Cul de Sac Golden Treasury of Keepsake Garland Classics

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 3:04 PM

I was a high-school senior in 1995, when Bill Watterson retired Calvin & Hobbes, and I thought I was sitting vigil for the last great newspaper comic strip.  It felt like the end of the line, with the size

Moto Hagio, “Iguana Girl”

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 9:25 AM
At HU, I continue my discussion of the stories in Fantagraphics' Moto Hagio collection with a look at "Iguana Girl"

U.K. Moorcock and the Goons

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Wednesday Jumble: A fantasy cover and comedy cover from early-70s Britain

Oslo’s soft spot

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 7:27 AM

The intriguing art, character and dance moves of the norwegian graphic novel legend Harriton Pushwagner (Terje Brofoss) have inspired Norwegians for a long time, although he first got his brakethrough after the turn of the millennium.

For those of us

Fun ‘n’ Games From Matt Aucoin & Betsey Swardlick

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 5:17 AM

Rob continues his focus on Center for Cartoon Studies folks by reviewing Double-Think by Matt Aucoin; and Poor, Poor Angsty Hungarian by Betsey Swardlick.

Betsey Swardlick is the sort of cartoonist whose voice is so distinct that all of her

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