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Never Learn Anything From History

Posted by on April 20th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

From Ghengis Khan to Louis Riel in Kate Beaton's historical strip cartoons.

Sakura Con 2010: Slideshow

Posted by on April 6th, 2010 at 4:45 PM
Gallery from the first day of Seattle's convention of Japanese culture, which occurred April 2-4, 2010.

Datebook: Emerald City 2010 – Con Report

Posted by on March 16th, 2010 at 11:57 AM

New British Comics #2

Posted by on March 9th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
The work on display here is an intriguing look at the British cultural barometer, with a strong sense of the direction that new and emerging artists are taking.
Words by Craig Collins (tr. Karol Wi?niewski), art by Iain Laurie

What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?

Posted by on March 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

A report from Art Spiegelman's illustrated lecture at the Liberty Theater, Puyallup, WA.

Phonogram: The Singles Club by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

Posted by on February 25th, 2010 at 10:00 AM
"Then we all went mental and danced..."
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie return to their "music as magic" series.

Mesmo Delivery by Rafael Grampá

Posted by on February 23rd, 2010 at 10:00 AM
A little less conversation, a little more action from the Brazilian cartoonist.

Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation: The New Scottish Underground (Part Two of Two)

Posted by on January 26th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Lees concludes his two-part essay on contemporary Scottish comics.

Zinder Kuprise - Written by Craig Collins, drawn by Paul McCann.


Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation: The New Scottish Underground (Part One of Two)

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Black Cape - Written by Fraser Campbell, drawn by Iain Laurie, colors by Derek Dow These are guys who grew up with The Simpsons as well as “The Bash Street Kids”; who identify as much with Enid and Rebecca as with Dennis and Gnasher, and for whom comics primarily mean American exports. It's that mentality that really prevails in the three publications under scrutiny in this two-part essay - Wasted, Nexion and Khaki Shorts - three anthologies that share much of the same cast of creators and really exemplify the new wave of Scottish underground cartooning.

Gavin Lees on Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary

Posted by on January 14th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
It would be hard to overstate this book's importance. First published in 1972, it's largely considered to be the first autobiographical comic (in the English language, at least). It opened the floodgates for Harvey Pekar, Eddie Campbell, Chester Brown, most of Crumb's '80s work and… well, you know the rest.

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