Archive for February, 2011

The Two Sides of Ebony White

Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 11:17 AM
Racist or not racist? He's both.

A Comedian’s Ploy

Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 9:56 AM
Stand-up comedy in comic strips

Liar’s Kiss by Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano

Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 9:00 AM
While Vertigo has made a strong push as of late with its own Vertigo Crime imprint (see Rat Catcher) and Dark Horse recently published an anthology aptly titled Noir in 2009, the results across the board and publishing spectrum are hit-and-miss.

Simpsons World: The Ultimate Episode Guide

Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 1:00 AM
“Guide” is a fit if pale description for the tome, one that at least holds a suggestion of the range and breadth of functions here provided to escort and enhance.

A little mirror of comics in Italy / part 1

Posted by on February 18th, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Salve a tutti (which means, I remind you, “Hello everyone”),

long time no read, uh?

Last time I wrote that I would say something about Lucca Comics. This is the most important Italian convention on comics and, with Angoulême,

Huckleberry Finn, Racism and The Social Order

Posted by on February 17th, 2011 at 1:00 PM

“All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.” — Ernest Hemingway

The Co(s)mic Race: Blackface in Comics South of the Border (Part 1)

Posted by on February 17th, 2011 at 7:15 AM

When talking about his character Ebony White, Will Eisner – creator of The Spirit – claimed he used racial stereotypes, but didn´t exploit them.  It´s a strange distinction to make – and may even border on circular reasoning -, but

A Single Match by Oji Suzuki

Posted by on February 17th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Drawn & Quarterly's series of newly-translated gekiga offers some elegaic comics by Oji Suzuki.

...also: What on earth is happening in this panel?!

Famous Last Words for Borders

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 2:21 PM
"Jeez, are you sure there's enough of a market for books to support all these big stores?" "It's okay, we sell CDs too!"

Documents of a Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 2:00 PM
Zombies' contribution to the literature lies, not in its plot or its premise, but in its form.

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