Archive for December, 2010

Lo-Fi Brits: Gin Palace #2 and B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S #2

Posted by on December 29th, 2010 at 6:35 AM

Rob reviews the British anthologies Gin Palace #2, edited by Rob Jackson; and B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S. #2, edited by Francesca Cassavetti.

Great Britain’s small press scene is still a relatively small one, but one can see how certain groups have certain

Eric Reynolds Talks About Mome, an Anthology for the 21st Century with Chris Mautner Part 1 of 2

Posted by on December 29th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The release of the 20th volume of Mome (which happily coincided with its fifth anniversary) seemed as good a time as any to talk with Reynolds about the series, where it’s been, how it’s changed and where he hopes to take it in the future. Plus, it provided an opportunity to talk with Reynolds, who has always been thoughtful, upfront, and insightful whenever I’ve had the luck to talk to him about comics. I hope I get the chance to do so again sometime soon.

The Uselessness of Talent

Posted by on December 28th, 2010 at 7:41 AM
At HU, Sean Michael Robinson explains why the idea of talent is a curse for art teachers and artists.

Another Redheaded Ending Part 2 of 2

Posted by on December 28th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
R.C. Harvey concludes his two-part essay on the end of Brenda Starr by filling in some details about the strips' creator and her successors.

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Minis Monday: ill! & C. Frakes’ Guilty Pleasures / Jon Chad’s Guilty Pleasures

Posted by on December 27th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
In a very tangible if completely happenstance way, ill! and Guilty Pleasures offer a bracing, recapitulating coda — at least for me — at year’s end, a manifested sense that youth and talent and engagement and the medium and the unquenchable sustaineth, baby. Accordingly, we’ll take that cup of kindness yet..

Four by Paul Hogarth

Posted by on December 27th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Playboy Monday: A group of travel watercolors by the British illustrator

Elfquest #2

Posted by on December 27th, 2010 at 8:20 AM

At HU, Stephanie Folse continues her reread of Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest series.

Lo-Fi: Uptight #4

Posted by on December 27th, 2010 at 5:57 AM

Rob reviews the 4th issue of Jordan Crane’s one-man anthology, Uptight (Fantagraphics).

Uptight #4 is an example of that increasingly-rare animal: a satisfying alt-comic book.  At $3.95 and 36 pages, it’s actually a better bargain than a mainstream comic (especially

Another Redheaded Ending Part 1 of 2

Posted by on December 27th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The first of a two-part elegy by R.C. Harvey on the passing of the the Brenda Starr comic strip.

Matt Brinkman’s Depressed Pit Dwellers and Heads, 44

Posted by on December 26th, 2010 at 12:17 PM
At HU, Domingos Isabelinho discusses Matt Brinkman and escaping the comics ghetto via art galleries.

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