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Scalped #39-40

Posted by on September 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Jason Aaron reinforces stereotypes and cultural expectations regarding Native peoples while simultaneously challenging and critiquing them.

Joe Matt reveals the Secret Origins of the You’re Short, Bald and Ugly Charlie Brown parody

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 10:22 PM
Joe Matt responded to's Facebook link to Garrity's post "The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #8," about a a mini he, Chester Brown and Seth created. He granted permission to repost it in its entirety on our website.

Best American Comics Criticism Roundtable: Unsullied Praise and Happiness Doth Not a Critic Make

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 12:10 AM
Caroline Small responds to the roundtable critics: "Substantive, passionate, outrageous polemic — this is a virtue in criticism. The sheer rollicking intellectual high of fantastic ideas about art expressed with great energy compels critics to write and readers to read — without that conviction and intensity the motivations elude me. Yet with only a few exceptions, art-comics critics are consistently resistant to polemic. The world of art comics actively decries polemics within its ranks, and promotes some combination of geekery, enthusiasm, and courtesy."

Best American Comics Criticism Roundtable: Fresh as Today, Icon of Days Gone By

Posted by on August 24th, 2010 at 12:34 AM
Brian Doherty ponders the significance of the Ben Schwartz-edited collection.

Best American Comics Criticism Roundtable: Won’t the Real Lit-Comics Critics Please Stand Up?

Posted by on August 24th, 2010 at 12:27 AM
Caroline Small criticizes the Ben Schwartz-edited volume for unnecessarily narrowing the field of discourse.

SDCC 10: International Comics and Graphic Novels Panel

Posted by on August 10th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Tom Spurgeon moderates a panel with Moto Hagio (Japan: A Drunken Dream), Milo Manara (Italy: X-Men) and Kathryn and Stuart Immonen (Canada: Moving Pictures). Emile Bravo (France: My Mommy is in America and she Met Buffalo Bill) joins in.

SDCC 2010: Understanding, Making and Teaching Comics

Posted by on August 6th, 2010 at 12:32 AM

James Sturm (left), Scott McCloud (right); photo by Kristy Valenti.

The creators of Understanding Comics and Market Day discuss transforming the unruly creative process into practical instruction, in a conversation recorded on Friday, July 23. (Downloadable MP3 audiofile, 19.4MB.)

SDCC 2010: Recapturing Copyright

Posted by on August 5th, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Mighty Thor re-design by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, ©2010 The Kirby Estate.

Copyright lawyer Marc Greenberg discusses recent developments in the Superman case (Siegel v. DC) and the Jack Kirby estate's claims against Marvel Entertainment, in a presentation for the Comics Arts Conference. Recorded on Thursday, July 22. (Downloadable MP3 audiofile, 10.7MB.)

SDCC 2010: The Personal Touch

Posted by on August 4th, 2010 at 12:05 AM

From Stuck Rubber Baby, ©1995 Howard Cruse.

Presenting an audio recording from the "Graphic Novels: The Personal Touch" Panel, featuring Gabrielle Bell, Howard Cruse, Vanessa Davis, Larry Marder, Jillian Tamaki and Carol Tyler in a conversation moderated by Shaenon Garrity. Recorded on Friday, July 23. (Downloadable MP3 audiofile, 9.8MB.)

SDCC 2010 Manga for Grown-Ups Panel

Posted by on July 29th, 2010 at 4:06 PM


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