Archive for January, 2011

Ink in Loveless

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 1:54 PM
At HU, Vom Marlowe looks at the use of ink in Yom Kouga's manga Loveless.

Quality of Drawing

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 9:53 AM
It must be good enough to illuminate the joke part

Best Online Comics Criticism: Kibbitzing

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 7:45 AM
I wasn't involved in the selection process for the best online comics criticism this year...but at HU I've gone ahead and written about two of my favorite pieces of criticism from last year anyway. They're by Shaenon Garrity (on Cathy) and Matt Seneca (on Rob Liefield).

The Rise of Comics Industrialist SGF Spruyt

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 4:24 AM

SGF is a smart satirical look from the inside of the comics industry. Seducing the daughter of Dargaud, writer and artist SGF Spruyt quickly abuses his power as inheritor of this publishing empire to launch himself to the top.

Garth Ennis’s Knights of the Sky, Part Two: Condors: “Gentlemen: I hate you all.”

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
"Condors," a selection from the second volume of Garth Ennis's War Stories, finds four combatants — two from each side — hiding in a crater during intensive shelling. The setting is the battle of Ebro, toward the end of the Spanish Civil War. As the four are stuck together, unarmed, for hours, they each tell their stories and, naturally enough, argue about the war of which they are a part.

Bill Randall on His Picks for Best Online Comics Criticism, 2010

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 11:02 AM
At HU, Best Online Comics Criticism judge Bill Randall discusses the selections and his choices. Partially in Middle English, no less! Also, see comments on the list by judges Derik Badman, Melinda Beasi, Johanna Draper Carlson and Tim Hodler. Hopefully the last couple of judges will weigh in later today; I'll update this post as they do.

THE PANELISTS: A Mountain of Minicomics

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Isaac consults with a professional comics librarian to find a solution to the problem of three big boxes of minicomics.

THE PANELISTS: Magic Forest by Blaise Larmee

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 6:03 AM
Derik starts an irregular series of One-Page Criticisms looking at a single page comic by Blaise Larmee.

D&Q’s Comic Books II: Berlin #17

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 5:37 AM
Rob reviews Berlin #17, the first issue of the last segment of Jason Lutes' long-running series and the last comic discussed in a three-part series about comics from Drawn & Quarterly.

Best Online Comics Criticism 2010: The Final List

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 5:00 AM

At HU, Ng Suat Tong lists the judges’ selections for Best Online Comics Criticism of 2010.

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