Archive for February, 2011

Minis Monday: So Buttons

Posted by on February 28th, 2011 at 2:46 PM

So Buttons #3; Written by Jonathan Baylis with art by various hands; Color and black and white; 28 pp.
Self-published; $5

So Buttons Holiday Special #1; Written by Jonathan Baylis with art by various celebrants; Black and white; 8 pp.; …

Every Bullet Fired: Twilight Of the Assholes

Posted by on February 28th, 2011 at 5:37 AM

Rob reviews Tim Krieder’s collection of political cartoons from 2005-2008, Twilight Of The Assholes (Fantagraphics).

Among the many alternate-world scenarios to consider if Al Gore had won the 2000 Presidential election (or rather, had won the Supreme Court decision) is …

The Co(s)mic Race: Blackface in Comics South of the Border (Part II)

Posted by on February 26th, 2011 at 5:47 AM

As I was writing my column on black face in Latin American comics last week, I came upon some old copies of another historieta on the street that prominently featured black characters, called Fuego, produced by the same publishing house …

Ignatz Update 4: Interiorae #4

Posted by on February 26th, 2011 at 5:43 AM

Rob reviews the fourth and final issue of Gabriella Giandelli’s Interiorae, a title in the joint Fantagraphics/Coconino Press Ignatz series.

Gabriella Giandelli’s Interiorae wound up as one of the most conventional of the Ignatz line of comics.  Of course, …

Mickey Mouse #304 by Various

Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison, et al.

Posted by on February 25th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

The often-cited dilemma of following a monthly series versus waiting to read the collection, though, still persists. Morrison, unlike many of today’s other mainstream writers, exists quite well within both camps.

Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein by Dick Briefer with an Introduction by Craig Yoe

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Altogether, a nifty package and a delightful read.

Going Underground in the Thirties

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 3:27 PM

The world’s history keeps turning and many era’s embed themselves in the fascination of man, rich with history and events. One of those singular timeframes is the Great Depression in early thirties America. The Wall Street crash of 1929 set …

The Best American Comics 2010 Neil Gaiman, guest editor; Jessica Abel and Matt Madden series editors

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Toward the end of that facile Introduction, one that dabbles in a faux-pamphlet comic-scripting format for the rubes, Gaiman suggests a “real title” for the volume as “A Sampler: Some Really Good Comics, Including Extracts from Longer Stories We Thought Could Stand on Their Own” and, as such, finds “It’s not half bad.” The Best American Comics this year, every year, any year, needs to be better than that.

©Lilli Carre

Casanova Vol. 1: Luxuria, Casanova Gula #1-2

Posted by on February 24th, 2011 at 9:00 AM

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