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Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 7:18 AM
After an inaugural six weeks at, The Panelists are moving to a site of our own: Thanks to all for your tremendous support and for great conversations during our launch, and we hope you follow us to our new home. All archives from the Panelists' posts at will also now be found at the new site (the guttergeek archives from will be moved shortly to Please update your bookmarks and your feed subscriptions: Posts | Comments We'll have a new post up at the new site tomorrow! Hope to see you there...


Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 PM
At the Panelists Alex reflects on last month's demise of the Comics Code Authority (and the meaning and lack of meaning thereof).

THE PANELISTS: Shops ‘n’ floppies, or, The LCS Experience

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:47 PM
A handful of Panelists consider their buying habits. Continuing a series on comic shops, periodical comic books, and change


This week @ The Panelists

Posted by on January 23rd, 2011 at 8:38 AM
Craig works to drum up entries for our sadistic contest Derik reads a one-page comic by Blaise Larmee Isaac considers the challenges of archiving mini-comics Craig chews on the charms of Jonah Hex & highlights some of his favorite stories Finally, in our ongoing "Off-panel" feature, Patricia Highsmith's secret identity as a comics-writer is unmasked

THE PANELISTS: Jonah Hex Part 1

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Craig on the bloody virtues of DC's JONAH HEX comic.

THE PANELISTS: A Mountain of Minicomics

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 8:49 AM

Isaac consults with a professional comics librarian to find a solution to the problem of three big boxes of minicomics.

THE PANELISTS: Magic Forest by Blaise Larmee

Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 6:03 AM
Derik starts an irregular series of One-Page Criticisms looking at a single page comic by Blaise Larmee.

THE PANELISTS: Round 2 continues

Posted by on January 14th, 2011 at 7:31 AM
At The Panelists today, Charles adds some wrinkles to last week's Killhoffer post, Derik considers how we are able to judge a book by its panel, and Craig makes a case for continuities in Clowes' career pre- and post-Ghost World.

THE PANELISTS: One-Panel Criticism Round II

Posted by on January 11th, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Picking up our round two of working with single panels, I return to Power Girl and happily cannot make sense of the rules governing time and space (or basic anatomy).

THE PANELISTS: 676 Apparitions of Killoffer

Posted by on January 7th, 2011 at 12:26 PM
At the Panelists, I continue our ongoing single-panel jam session by thinking about a single panel that is not a single panel and wondering where the apparitions begin (and will they ever end?)

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