Archive for January, 2011

Superheroes in Speedos

Posted by on January 11th, 2011 at 11:03 AM
At HU, Richard Cook contemplates the gay nineties and the Marvel Swimsuit Special.

THE PANELISTS: One-Panel Criticism Round II

Posted by on January 11th, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Picking up our round two of working with single panels, I return to Power Girl and happily cannot make sense of the rules governing time and space (or basic anatomy).

Bob Haney Interviewed by Michael Catron Part Five (of Five)

Posted by on January 11th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
In the conclusion of this five-part interview, Bob Haney talks about collaborating with artist Ramona Fradon on Metamorpho, working for Filmation, the failure of cartoonists to unionize in the '60s, Carmine Infantino's undoing, Jenette Kahn's arrival at DC, reviving Batman and leaving DC for good. From "The Astounding Separated Man" in The Brave and the Bold #60. Drawn by Bruno Premiani ©1965 DC Comics

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Jim Woodring’s “Nibbus Maximus” (with video)

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Brobdingnagian art from Seattle's resident genius — a report on Jim Woodring's demonstration of his giant pen at the Gage Academy of Art, 9th January 2011.

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #12

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 1:58 PM

When a comics publisher goes under, it leaves a lot of orphan licenses behind.  Some get scooped up into loving homes, some bounce from halfway house to halfway house, while others are left to wander the earth, forgotten.  So it

Skunk Sunday

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 1:02 PM
A memorably distink-tive array

Bathtubs, Women

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 9:12 AM
Hodgepodge Monday: A Punch cartoon and the cover of a paperback quickie

Schulzian Mysticism: Eden

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Rob reviews the English debut of Argentinian cartoonist Pablo Holmberg, Eden (Drawn & Quarterly).

Pablo Holmberg, better known in Argentina under his pen name of Kioskerman, makes comics that elude easy description.  They’re about gaps, in-between places and events going

Why Toth?

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 7:50 AM
At HU, James Romberger talks about the roots of his love for Alex Toth and Jack Kirby.

Bob Haney Interviewed by Michael Catron Part Four (of Five)

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
In the fourth part of a five-part interview, Bob Haney tells Michael Catron about Arnold Drake and The Doom Patrol, Eclipso, The Brave and the Bold, rapping ex-hippies and the relationship between comic books and movies.

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