Archive for December, 2010

The Revenge of Bakamé

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 2:13 PM

I have seen a lot of Asia but have never been to the African continent. While reading The Revenge of Bakamé, the latest work of artist Jeroen Janssen and writer Pieter van Oudheusden,  at least I can say

Goodbye Dirk

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 1:41 PM

COINCIDENTAL CHRISTMAS

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 8:01 AM
Anyule Gritting

Wojnarowicz’s Apostasy

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 7:35 AM
At HU, James Romberger discusses his longtime association with David Wojnarowicz, the artist whose work was recently at the center of a censorship controversy at the Smithsonian. James argues that the Smithsonian altered Wojnarowicz's work even before the controversy in an effort to downplay Wojnarowicz's attack on the Catholic Church.

Looking back to move forward: A few good gift books

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 5:32 AM
Given such dire prognostications for the near future, it may be better, or at least more fun, to look back at a few of 2010’s gift-worthy Japanese pop culture pubs.

Journalista for Dec. 21, 2010: Home stretch

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 12:03 AM
William T. Keough dies ♦ DC Comics alters creator-ownership contracts ♦ more

Spider-Man: Fever by Brendan McCarthy

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 12:01 AM


Here we have the much-vaunted return of Brendan McCarthy to comics. After years adrift in the world of television and movies, the British artist finds his new home at Marvel, riding the wave of '70s revivalism with a series that channels two of Ditko’s most pop creations.

Thor: Tales of Asgard

Posted by on December 21st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
This volume gathers up almost 50 episodes of a back-up series begun in 1963 in the last issues of Journey into Mystery and continued into the first issues of Thor. To my eyes back then, they were some of the most awesome and best-looking comics coming from Marvel. To my eyes now, the initial installments stand among selected arcs as the absolute peak of the partnership of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Minis Monday: Nymphonomena

Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Nymphonomena boasts as pronounced a sense of conceptual unity and creative camaraderie as any anthology I can readily recall. Preliminary credit probably should first go to a seemingly close-knit quartet of artists championing a sense of play while developing a really sweet idea. That idea begins with an inventive fabrication, a galvanizing, exotic fiction that delivers a message of love, compassion and acceptance to its audience.

Moto Hagio: Girls and Artists

Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 7:42 AM
At HU, I talk about Moto Hagio as artist and/or as genre writer for girls.

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