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McGregor’s Detectives, Inc.: Artless, Prating Emotionalism

Posted by on March 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Don McGregor and Marshall Rogers' 1980 graphic novel, Detectives Inc., was recently reprinted. Here is Kim Thompson's review of the original edition, which ran in TCJ #59 (October 1980).

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Graylight: review by Ian Burns

Posted by on March 12th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
©2009 Naomi Nowak.

The Moto Hagio Interview conducted by Matt Thorn (Part Four of Four)

Posted by on March 12th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The conclusion of the Hagio interview, in which she talks about layout, dramatic adaptations of her work, and comes to some realizations about the impact that her family life has on her work.
Part One, Part TwoPart Three.

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Trina Robbins: Valerie Barclay 1922 – 2010

Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 10:01 AM
In 1947, readers could mail in one dollar bill to Timely Comics and receive back in the mail a wonderful (and today priceless) little book called “Secrets Behind the Comics,” by Stan Lee. Along with such brief articles as “Who is Stan Lee? And why did he write this book?” and “Startling Facts About the Comics!” are snippets about pencilers, inkers and letterers like Ed Winiarski, Ken Bald, Morris Weiss, Syd Shores and George Sekowsky. There is exactly one woman mentioned in this little book: Violet Barclay, “Glamorous Girl Inker.”

Valerie Barclay: Spurned

Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Click on link above to view the entire eight-page story.
From Complete Love (1954) published by Publishing House Inc.

The Moto Hagio Interview conducted by Matt Thorn (Part Three of Four)

Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Hagio on the formation of the Forty-Niners and the Boy's Love genre, themes in her work, repackaging comics in trades and male teenage vampires. Part One, Part Two.

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The Moto Hagio Interview conducted by Matt Thorn (Part Two of Four)

Posted by on March 10th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Hagio on what she read as a child and teenager, her influences, breaking in and the O-izumi Salon. Part One.

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The Moto Hagio Interview conducted by Matt Thorn (Part One of Four)

Posted by on March 9th, 2010 at 1:40 PM
Due to yesterday's announcement, tcj.com is reprinting the Moto Hagio interview from TCJ #269 in four parts.

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Claire Burrows: Nancy by John Stanley

Posted by on March 5th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Drawn & Quarterly’s compilation of the John Stanley-penned Nancy comic books are simply enjoyable, delivering, as the Dell Comics stamps promised, “clean and wholesome entertainment” and a classic minimalist cartooning style conjoined with Stanley’s clever writing and humorous narrative.

Christopher Handley’s Attorney Comments On His Case

Posted by on March 2nd, 2010 at 4:20 PM
"On February 11, 2010, Christopher Handley was sentenced in Iowa for possession of Manga books and magazines. The prosecution, which began in 2006, was based on the notion that the cartoon images were obscene."

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