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THE PANELISTS: Playing at Other-Worlds

Posted by on February 9th, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Today at The Panelists, Charles Hatfield breaks down the bone-crunching, head-raking, death-digging fantascape of James Stokoe’s Orc Stain.

THE PANELISTS: Deborah Turbeville and Narrative Photography

Posted by on February 8th, 2011 at 7:48 AM

Derik starts off our week at the Panelists by looking at the narrative photography work of Deborah Turbeville. Are they comics or not?

THE PANELISTS: Teaching a Superhero Seminar (A Reflection)

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Charles started the new week at The Panelists with a reflection on the superhero comics seminar he taught last semester at CSU Northridge (complete with a list of ten realizations).

THE PANELISTS: Alphabetical Ayako

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 6:56 AM

The Panelists are closing out the week with the ABCs of incest, desire, and brutality. Craig takes an alphabetical approach to reading Osamu Tezuka’s Ayako.

THE PANELISTS: Mark Laliberte’s BRICKBRICKBRICK

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 at 6:29 PM

In a formalist-bending, medium-and-genre-twisting exercise, Derik takes a look at Mark Laliberte’s Brickbrickbrick (a book of visual poetry) and reads it as a book of comics.

THE PANELISTS: Wednesday Shop Talk

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Over at The Panelists today, Jared writes about the pall that now enshrouds his weekly trips to comics shops. Because some of us still go through the ritual, even if we’re not entirely sure why anymore.

THE PANELISTS: The Continuity Shuffle

Posted by on January 25th, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Today at The Panelists, Charles Hatfield takes a look at continuity-heavy superhero crossovers/events/crises through the lens of Kurt Busiek and George Perez’s JLA/Avengers. Excerpt: “Okay, so prelapsarian innocence (think DC in the early sixties) can comfortably coexist with angst, moral ambiguity, and post-direct market revisionism. And stories can poach freely from various eras, resulting in complexity and irony. Sure, why not?”

THE PANELISTS: Terry Moore and ECHO

Posted by on January 24th, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Over at The Panelists today, Jared interviews Terry Moore about self-publishing, electronic distribution, and Moore’s most recent work (Echo).

THE PANELISTS: Holy Terror

Posted by on January 8th, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Today Charles Hatfield wraps up week one of our One-Panel Critism series with a look at a panel from Jim Woodring’s “Particular Mind.” Head on over to The Panelists to give it a read and check back with us next week as we switch it all up.

THE PANELISTS: Blueberry and The House of Genre

Posted by on January 6th, 2011 at 2:12 PM

In today’s entry of our One-Panel Criticism round-robin, Craig Fischer breaks down a Moebius panel from Blueberry 2: Ballad for a Coffin. Head on over to The Panelists and give it a read.

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