Archive for January, 2011

Beetle Goes Beetling On

Posted by on January 6th, 2011 at 2:55 PM
Disguised as a Snowman

THE PANELISTS: Blueberry and The House of Genre

Posted by on January 6th, 2011 at 2:12 PM

In today's entry of our One-Panel Criticism round-robin, Craig Fischer breaks down a Moebius panel from Blueberry 2: Ballad for a Coffin. Head on over to The Panelists and give it a read.

Everybody Wants to Be a Panelist

Posted by on January 6th, 2011 at 7:31 AM
At HU, I offer The Panelists blog the sincerest form of flattery by analyzing a single panel from Ariel Schrag's Likewise.

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

Posted by on January 6th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
In the second of a five-part interview (which originally ran in TCJ #276 & #278), Bob Haney explains how he broke into writing comics, interacted with the personalities at DC before the "Marvel Revolution," the Comics Code and the withering of genres other than superhero in mid-century comics.

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THE PANELISTS: Enid Coleslaw and the G.O.P.

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 8:33 PM

Today at The Panelists, Isaac Cates takes a look at a panel from Clowes' Ghost World--one involving a diner, a newspaper, the G.O.P., Enid Coleslaw, and a narrative turning point.

Four by Four

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 9:12 AM
Playboy Wednesday: Honeysett, Booth, Rodriques and Wilson in early '70s Playboy

Form, Fetish, and Diastrophism

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 7:42 AM
At HU, Caroline Small and I discuss why we were not much taken with Gilbert Hernandez's Human Diastrophism

Klas Katt in the Wild West

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 4:05 AM

Title: Klas Katt i vilda västern

Translation: Klas Katt in the Wild West

By: Gunnar Lundkvist

Language: Swedish

94 pages, b&w and colour, hardcover

Publisher: Kartago Förlag

ISBN: 978-91-86003-45-6

Gunnar Lundkvist is an institution in the Swedish comics culture. He

Mini-Comics Round-Up: Vigneault, Baylis, Fletschinger

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 3:47 AM

Rob reviews a variety of mini-comics.  Included are So Buttons Holiday Special #1, by Jonathan Baylis, et al; Beloved by E.J. Fletschinger; and Bird Brain #2-4, by Francois Vigneault.

So Buttons Holiday Special #1, by Jonathan Baylis, Thomas Boatwright,

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

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
In the first of a five-part interview (which ran in TCJ #276 and #278), longtime DC Comics writer Bob Haney, creator of The Brave and the Bold series and known for his work on Metamorpho, talks to TCJ co-founder Michael Catron about growing up during the Depression and his experiences in the Navy.

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