Archive for January, 2011

No Panel, No Border, No Beagle

Posted by on January 14th, 2011 at 7:14 AM
Following the Panelists lead, I look at one panel from Peanuts. Except I can't find it.

Jerry Weist Dies

Posted by on January 14th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Jerry Weist, pioneering comics fan, scholar, retailer and author, died Jan. 7 at the age of 61, reportedly of mulitple myeloma cancer. According to SFScope friend Andrew Porter and the PulpMags mailing list, Weist had been battling cancer for several years.

Sex, Filth, and Flies

Posted by on January 13th, 2011 at 7:21 AM
At HU, Ng Suat Tong reviews Mezzo and Pirus' King of the Flies.

Nathan Wilson: Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson by Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith

Posted by on January 13th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Nothing new in the form of information is presented; yet, for diehard Thompsonophiles, such as this reviewer, the graphic representation and sequential format provide an intriguing and innovative approach that deserves attention and praise.

Recommendation: Frances vol. 2

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 2:44 PM

Title: Frances vol. 2
By: Joanna Hellgren
Language: Swedish (French)
128 pages, b&w, soft cover
Publisher: Galago, 2010
ISBN: 978-917037559-0

Joanna Hellgren appeared on the the Swedish comics scene just a couple of years ago, seemingly out of nowhere and

Psychiatric Tales From the Source

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 1:34 PM
Published by UK publisher Blank Slate Books Psychiatric Tales is a collection of stories chronicling and explaining various mental illnesses. Underground artist Daryl Cunningham, having worked as both a psychiatric and care nurse, sheds light on disorders that all

Another New Shoe

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 12:47 PM
Resuming a survey of last fall’s new comic strips

John Travolta is Superman Except When He’s Nicholas Cage

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 7:22 AM
At HU, Jason Michelitch talks about Face/Off, Star Wars, The Death of Superman and the pointless but often pleasing inevitability of hero fiction.

Creature Comforts: Hotwire Volume 3

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 5:23 AM

Rob reviews the third volume of the Glenn Head-edited anthology, Hotwire (Fantagraphics).

This volume of Hotwire looks and feels very much like the first two volumes, with no surprises.  Glenn Head’s stated mission (“fun” comics with great stories, not literary

Strange Quality: Strange Tales II #1-3

Posted by on January 12th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
Nick Gurewitch returns with an untitled two-page strip that shall henceforth be named “Magneto: Refrigerator Magnet of Galactus,” and Kate Beaton’s “A Distraction” has Kraven the Hunter saying, “You may not go home until tonight has been magical.”

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