Archive for December, 2010

Genre Is The New Steady-State III: Funny Aminals 2

Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 5:35 AM

Rob reviews the second volume of the Funny Aminals anthology, edited by Bryan Stone and Jeff Lok.

The second volume of the underground comix tribute Funny Aminals is a good bit tighter than the first edition.  Not that much of

Journalista for Dec. 20, 2010: Feedback loop’d

Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 3:01 AM
RIP: Adrienne Roy, Marc Henniquiau ♦ pro-censorship Tokyo politician exposes BL artist over manga petition ♦ more

Defining Comics Again: Another in the Long List of Unnecessarily Complicated Definitions

Posted by on December 20th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The traditional definition of comics is the one conjured up by Coulton Waugh in his book Comics (1947). He says comics consist of three elements: (1) sequence of pictures that tell a story or joke, (2) words incorporated into the picture usually in the form of speech balloons, and (3) continuing characters. The last item snatches at sophistry. It's there under false pretenses. Its function is purely rhetorical — to eliminate anything that came along before the Yellow Kid, the most conspicuous of the combatants in New York's newspaper circulation battles of the 1890s. The Yellow Kid was seen as the first comic strip character mostly because he was a highly visible and successful commercial enterprise — the commercial aspect establishing the value to newspapers of comic strips

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Two by Brad Holland

Posted by on December 19th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Playboy Wednesday: From the January 1972 issue, two puzzling and NSFW illustrations of a "Ribald Classic"

Halco’s Stray Cat

Posted by on December 19th, 2010 at 7:13 AM
At HU, Kinukitty reviews the yaoi manga Stray Cat.

Best Swedish Graphic Novels of 2010

Posted by on December 19th, 2010 at 4:30 AM

It’s that time of year again… Time to start looking back at what actually happened during the last 12 months. So, here are my thoughts on the best Swedish graphic novels published during 2010:

Title: Om någon vrålar i skogen

Shmoos and Boston Charlie

Posted by on December 18th, 2010 at 7:42 AM
At HU, Alex Buchet continues his series on comics' influence on language with a look at words and phrases taken from Al Capp, Walt Kelly, Charls Schulz, and more.

Genre Is The New Steady-State II: Werewolf!!!

Posted by on December 18th, 2010 at 5:38 AM

Rob reviews the anthology Werewolf!!!, edited by Penina Gal, Josh Rosen, Betsey Swardlick and Nick Patten.

Werewolf!!!, is the third volume from a team of cartoonists from the Center For Cartoon Studies. The first and second volumes of

Super Santa!

Posted by on December 17th, 2010 at 9:26 AM
At HU, Richard Cook presents a historical gallery of comics covers featuring Santa Claus.

Three by Three

Posted by on December 17th, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Playboy Friday: From June 1969, a funny Charles Rodriques, an enigmatic Brad Holland, and a political Lee Lorenz

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