Archive for February, 2011

D&Q Classics, Part III: Nipper, 1963-1964

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

Rob concludes his look at Drawn & Quarterly’s reprints of classic comic books and strips with Doug Wright’s Nipper (1963-1964).

I love that Drawn & Quarterly will occasionally remind its readers that it is still a fundamentally Canadian comics publisher. 

Next Week On

Posted by on February 4th, 2011 at 5:09 PM
Geoff Johns, DC Co-Publisher/Chief Creative Officer/writer and co-producer of the Green Lantern movie, talks to Nathan Wilson; Kristian Williams takes a ride on The Night Bookmobile; R.C. Harvey reviews the Wolverton Bible; Rob Clough examines Doug Wright’s Nipper and the underground comix zine Mineshaft; and much more.

From Green Lantern #59 (December 2010), written by Johns, penciled by Doug Mahnke and inked by Christian Alamy, Keith Champagne and Mahnke. ©2010 DC Comics links Jan. 28 — Feb. 4

Posted by on February 4th, 2011 at 5:08 PM
Rob Clough reviewed Only Skin #6, by Sean Ford; Mr. Cellar’s Attic, by Noel Freibert; and Courtship of Ms. Smith, by Alexis Frederick-Frost. R.C. Harvey got some advice from a trio of cartoonists. Chris Ware talked to Matthias Wivel at Part One, Part Two. R. Fiore on Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library Vol. 20. Rob Clough looked at John Stanley's Nancy comic books. In his Minis Monday column, Rich Kreiner traced a different kind of underground comics lineage via Colin Tedford's Square Dance #4. R.C. Harvey close-read Jan. 35 comic strips. Our Angoulême coverage. R.C. Harvey welcomed back Peyo and the Smurfs.

Rob Clough also looked at Tubby.

R.C. Harvey noted some recent comic-strip cameos.

Tom Crippen pondered Superman's immigration status.

Rob Clough examined the all-ages "experiment" Solipsistic Pop #3.

R.C. Harvey: Writer Defined.

R.C. Harvey also chose Sinfest as one of his Best Comics of 2010.

Meanwhile,'s international bloggers looked at the controversy surrounding Don Lawrence' Storm, explained the Latin American legacies of Luiz Sá and Harvey Pekar and announced Australian comics events.

One of the Best of the Year

Posted by on February 4th, 2011 at 8:52 AM
A glimpse into another realm

HU: Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit #2

Posted by on February 4th, 2011 at 7:25 AM
Creativity is crap.

Writer Defined

Posted by on February 4th, 2011 at 12:01 AM
The writer-artist controversy still lurks.


Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 PM
At the Panelists Alex reflects on last month's demise of the Comics Code Authority (and the meaning and lack of meaning thereof).

HU: Endless Comfort—The Sweetest Yaoi Ever

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 12:07 PM
Vom Marlowe bought it for the Great Danes but likes the rest of it as well.

Angoulême 2011: Aftermath

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 AM
This year's Angoulême festival was a solid if somewhat unremarkable one, plagued more than usual by the cultural myopia that has always characterized it to an extent. Its organizers described it as a success, but below the surface, it turns out, lurk conflicts of financing and responsibility.

Brazilian Comic Artist Luiz Sá Remembered

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 6:04 AM

An interview with Brazilian comic artist Luiz Sá was rescued from obscurity by blogs Quadrinhos and HQ Memoria .

Luiz Sá was the creator of some of Brazil’s most popular national comic figures, Reco-Reco, Bolao e Azeitona in a strip

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