Archive for November, 2010

Dustin: A New Beginning

Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 9:11 AM
By Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker

The Perils of Simpsons Porn

Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 7:23 AM
At HU, Sean Michael Robinson provides a lengthy analysis of the case against Steve Kutzner, the middle school teacher who pled guilty to possessing obscene visual representations of children. Sean interviewed the prosecutor in the case. Plus...He-Man illustrations!

No Second Acts: Trigger #1 and You Can’t Be Here

Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 5:18 AM

Rob reviews You Can’t Be Here, by Nicholas Breutzman and Trigger #1, by Mike Bertino (Revival House).  This pair of artists deals with themes surrounding being an outsider and how a return to one’s roots isn’t necessarily a good

Journalista for Nov. 17, 2010: A much less diverse market

Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 4:07 AM
Bookstore sales down 7.7% in September ♦ Comixology moves to incorporate smaller publishers ♦ more

Nathan Wilson on Richard Stark’s Parker: the Outfit

Posted by on November 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
As a direct follow-up to Hunter, Richard Stark's Parker: The Outfit, despite the beautiful art and design of the book itself which is definitely an eye-catcher on the shelf, will likely only appeal to fans of Cooke's first outing, as events, characters and plot threads continue in this latest adaptation. Delivering upon the teaser released over the summer as an oversized, stand-alone prelude entitled "The Man With the Getaway Face," Cooke's Outfit finds Parker waging his war against crime syndicate boss Arthur Bronson. Where Hunter may have built upon readers' familiarity with the 1999 film Payback starring Mel Gibson, Outfit is a solitary experience absent similar cinematic references.

Watch “Jennifer Byrne Presents: Graphic Novels”

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 3:41 PM

Australia’s ABC TV presents Jennifer Byrne’s special on graphic novels, or if you prefer: comics, picture books, Illustrated fiction or sequential art narrative. To discuss the wonderful combination of words and images, she was joined by special guests Eddie Campbell

AltCom 2010

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 1:45 PM
The AltCom weekend is over, and I must say that I am very pleased with how it all turned out. We've had a festival for kids and kids' comics in Malmö for about ten years now, but this was the first all-out adult comics festival and it drew a fair number of visitors, some really interesting guests from all over the world, many publishers and so on.

Genkaku Picasso, A Consumer Warning

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 9:13 AM
At HU, Ng Suat Tong unloads both barrels and then reloads and unloads them again on Usamaru Furuya's Genkaku Picasso

Journalista for Nov. 16, 2010: When the milk is free

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 2:25 AM
Tokyo anti-lolicon legislation rises from the dead ♦ Will new color e-ink jumpstart digital comics? ♦ more

Shelton’s Freaks, One More Compendium

Posted by on November 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

In the watershed winter of 1967-68 in Austin, Texas, Gilbert Shelton witnessed two movies, one about the Marx Brothers and the other about the Three Stooges, playing a fated double-bill at the Vulcan Gas Company, a theater for which he drew posters. Stunned by the Marx-Stooges experience, Shelton decided that he, too, could make movies. Enlisting the help of a friend in the film department of the University of Texas, he produced a five-minute movie, The Texas Hippies March on the Capitol. Shelton had been, in the early sixties, editor of Texas Ranger, the campus humor magazine at UT, wherein Shelton published, in the December 1961 issue, an early installment of Wonder Wart-Hog, featuring a protagonist he'd been fooling around with since high school; but that's another story for another time. This time, the winter of 1967-68, Shelton was a moviemaker. And a cartoonist. As a cartoonist, Shelton decided the best way to promote his new film was to publish a flyer featuring a comic strip about three potheads. "Everyone liked the comic strip better than the film," Shelton said, "so I abandoned my film-directing career and devoted my subsequent efforts to cartooning."

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