Archive for March, 2011

Grim and Gritty: Freewheel, Volume 2

Posted by on March 5th, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Rob reviews the second collection of Liz Baillie’s webcomic, Freewheel.

Liz Baillie’s ongoing webcomic Freewheel can best be described as a slice-of-life fantasy.  Volume 1 of the series (collecting the first five chapters) introduces us to Jamie, the young …

Seeds by Ross Mackintosh

Posted by on March 4th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Seeds reflects the rougher edges of storytelling and pacing to be expected from a beginning writer.

Son of Only in the Comics: What Cartooning Can Do That No Other Medium Can by R.C. Harvey

Posted by on March 3rd, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Rough & Tumble: Lewis and Clark

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Rob reviews Nick Bertozzi’s historical fiction comic, Lewis and Clark (First Second).

Nick Bertozzi is an alt-cartoonist who’s never been easy to categorize. He comes from a mainstream tradition in some ways but has always had an interest in formalism, …

Egypt, Country of Clay

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 1:37 AM

City of Clay by dutch artist and writer Milan Hulsing has received some press by being published at the same time as the Egyptian revolution against – now luckily former – president Mubarak started. City of Clay does play against …

Lenny Zero and the Perps of Mega-City One

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 12:01 AM

For fans of Diggle and Jock’s collaborations on Green Arrow or The Losers, the publication of Lenny Zero should find an already well-established audience and, potentially, the collected softcover could increase interest here in the U.S. for the world of Mega-City One.

Jason Shiga on Interactive Comics (with video)

Posted by on March 1st, 2011 at 12:01 AM

On his recent West Coast tour with Aaron Renier, Shiga gave a presentation on how his work has evolved over the last 10 years and gave some enlightening glimpses into his working methods. I spoke to him afterwards and had him take me through the workings of his unfinished masterpiece, Theater Eroika.