Archive for November, 2010

Gilbert Hernandez, Surface Pleasures, and Digging Oneself Deeper

Posted by on November 13th, 2010 at 11:29 AM

At HU, further (maybe final?) thoughts on Gilbert Hernandez’s use of fetish imagery, and on whether comics are complicated.

Two Minis From Gabrielle Nowicki

Posted by on November 13th, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Rob reviews two minis from first-time cartoonist Gabrielle Nowicki, Worng and The Curse Of The Parsimonious Great Aunt.


Gabrielle Nowicki is a fine artist who has just begun experimenting with cartooning.  Her first two efforts, The Curse Of The Parsimonious

Something for the Old Folks

Posted by on November 12th, 2010 at 4:29 PM
A Gaffer of a Comic Strip

Graphic Youth: Trickster

Posted by on November 12th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Trickster is a materially ambitious comics anthology of Native American short stories involving the titular archetype. Its reach is admirably expansive in geographic terms, from here in Maine down to the South ("How the Alligator Got His Brown, Scaly Skin") across the plains to the Southwest ("Horned Toad Lady and Coyote") and on to Hawaii. It pairs 21 Native narrators/authors with a like number of artists, some themselves American Indians, to produce 21 stories depicting the many guises of the clever protagonist and his handiwork. Contributions range from six to 14 pages with an average decidedly skewed toward the larger figure.

Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour

Posted by on November 12th, 2010 at 11:25 AM

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
–Opening line of William Gibson’s Neuromancer

The Scott Pilgrim series is the first comic for cyborgs.  Or maybe not the first, but the first really

Gilbert Hernandez and the “Pornography” of Images

Posted by on November 12th, 2010 at 10:32 AM
At HU, Charles Hatfield defends Gilbert Hernandez from my scurrilous attacks.

The page in question: from Poison River

Mean Chicks

Posted by on November 12th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Golden Age Friday: Gams plus guns

Journalista for Nov. 12, 2010: More critics needed

Posted by on November 12th, 2010 at 3:45 AM
Manga publishers collude for world domination (boogie woogie woogie...!) ♦ comics podcast round-up ♦ more

Uncle Silas: Genetis

Posted by on November 11th, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Way back in 2005, Australian artist David Follett submitted an idea to the Dark Horse Comics New Recruits program. Now, the results of his hard work are available as an all-ages graphic novel, Uncle Silas: Genetis.

“I won the

Charles Hatfield Responds to the Roundtable on Alternative Comics

Posted by on November 11th, 2010 at 11:23 AM
At HU, Charles Hatfield discusses his book, Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature.

Alternative Comics cover

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