Archive for December, 2010


Posted by on December 15th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Everyone there has his or her story, and it’s these tales that this anthology sets out to tell. Not to mourn the loss of the legendary New York club (closed since 2006), but to show what made it such a vital part of musical history for the people who went there. CBGB’s accepted all-comers and for that group of misfits, weirdos and outcasts, it wasn’t just about the music —it was so much more — it was the people, the stories, the sense of adventure. It was life lived urgently.

Art Young, Christ, and Hell

Posted by on December 14th, 2010 at 7:52 AM
At HU, I discuss Art Young's Inferno, faith, and black humor.

Journalista for Dec. 14, 2010: Dubious developments

Posted by on December 14th, 2010 at 5:51 AM
South African president sues Zapiro over cartoon ♦ Witness testifies in Micheal George murder case ♦ more

Freddie E. Williams II Talks Digital Part 2 of 2

Posted by on December 14th, 2010 at 12:02 AM
In the conclusion of this two-part interview with Freddie E. Williams II, conducted by Nathan Wilson, the artist talks about working within DC's editorial structure, his collaboration process and criticism.

Craft of Comics: Freddie E. Williams II on How to Digitally Draw Batman, Part Two of Two

Posted by on December 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Williams II concludes his video demonstration. For Part One of this video, go here. Click here for Part One and Part Two of Nathan Wilson's accompanying interview.

Johnny Cash, Darkness, and Muppets

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 3:07 PM
At HU, I argue that Johnny Cash isn't quite the grim romantic icon that Reinhard Kleist presents him as the his comic book biography I See a Darkness.

Minis Monday: Tragic Relief #9-10

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Last time out we looked at The Trials of Sir Christopher, the book that came of Colleen Frakes' participation in last year's National Novel Writing Month. As a Frakes fan, I was particularly interested in how this special challenge dovetailed with and deviated from the larger body of her work. Most prominent among the similarities were the nature of the content and her modus operandi, which is to say her taking narrative traditions, subjects and established forms and delivering them with a wicked curve, an artistically personalized arc that carried them to unanticipated outcomes. This much is once more in evidence with issues 9 and 10 of her ongoing if heretofore irregularly released title, Tragic Relief.

The Latest From Josh Blair

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 6:30 AM

Rob reviews a variety of comics written and/or edited by Josh Blair: Postal, Apartment #307: One Year Later, and Candy Or Medicine #11.

Josh Blair is a prolific writer and editor (and sometimes cartoonist) whose most notable contribution

Words, Images, and the Vorticists

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 6:19 AM
At HU, Caroline Small reviews a traveling exhibit of Vorticist art.

Journalista for Dec. 13, 2010: Tokyo dream police

Posted by on December 13th, 2010 at 4:00 AM
Tokyo Assembly committee approves censorship bill ♦ Lars Vilks cited as reason in Stockholm bombings ♦ more

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