Archive for November, 2010

Milt Gross: Banana Oil and the First Graphic Novel?

Posted by on November 10th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

With his characters' ludicrously bug-eyed bulb-nosed physiognomy, sausage-fingered hands and flat feet, Milt Gross may be said in his drawing style to epitomize "cartooning."

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The Horror! The Horror!

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Kent reviews the latest coffee table slab from Abrams ComicArts.

Jim Trombetta, The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read! New York: Abrams ComicArts, 2010. 306 pp, full color, $29.95. ISBN: 978-0-8109-5595-0. Includes a DVD

Australian Comic Arts Festival: expressions of interest

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 2:40 PM

The inaugural Australian Comic Arts Festival (ACAF) is looking to be held in Brisbane on June 4, 2011.

The main focus of the event (taken from their website) is “to be an ongoing event that is there to support &

Hammer of the Heathens

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 12:30 PM
At HU, Richard Cook discusses St. Olaf as portrayed in John Wagner's Big Book of Martyrs.

Moto Hagio: Sometimes a Willow Tree Is Just a Castration Fantasy

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 6:16 AM
At HU, I discuss Moto Hagio's story "The Willow" in light of Laura Mulvey's theory of the gaze. Bringing up the question, what is that guy communing with anyway?

I Don’t Bother to Defend Bukowski

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 2:17 AM
Your passive-aggressive literary apologetics for today.

Journalista for Nov. 9, 2010: Perception problem

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 1:02 AM
How do you lampoon your government in cartoons when your government is Syria? (Hint: very carefully) ♦ more

Don Donahue @ Mowry’s

Posted by on November 9th, 2010 at 12:19 AM

by Patrick Rosenkranz

Mowry's Opera House had seen the last of its glory days long before Apex Novelties and Rip Off Press moved into the third floor ballroom. Don Donahue was in there first and walled off a small room in the corner where he could keep himself and his presses warm, then sublet the rest of the open space to squatters, free-love filmmakers and other counterculture artists and musicians.

Minis Monday: Mo’ Joe

Posted by on November 8th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
I don't know about you, but last week's glimpse at the micro-mini Gag really whetted my appetite for more Joe Lambert. Accordingly, here are three of his books picked up last May at Maine's Comics Arts Festival in Portland.

Visual-Verbal Blending (Sigh)

Posted by on November 8th, 2010 at 9:52 AM
The Heart of Cartooning (We've Seen It All Before)

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