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Sunday Funnies: Penny

Posted by on February 21st, 2010 at 12:20 PM

This week’s Sunday Funnies @ Guttergeek features twelve Sundays of the deliciously imitable Penny by Harry Haenigsen.

Guttergeek review: SUBLIFE

Posted by on February 14th, 2010 at 7:04 PM

John Pham, Sublife. Volume 2 (Fantagraphics, 2009). $7.99, paperback.

I’ve been waiting over a year for the second installment of Pham’s grab-bag comic, Sublife. The first volume, which came out in 2008, focused primarily on an extended series

Sunday Funnies: THE AMBASSADOR

Posted by on February 7th, 2010 at 6:10 AM

Over at Guttergeek, this week’s installment of Sunday Funnies: more of Otto Soglow’s The Ambassador:  http://www.tcj.com/guttergeek/?p=347

Guttergeek review: KICK-ASS

Posted by on February 6th, 2010 at 6:15 AM


Over at Guttergeek today, Alex  Boney kicks Kick-Ass‘s ass.

Guttergeek review: THE ORIGINAL JOHNSON

Posted by on February 5th, 2010 at 10:19 AM
Trevor Von Eeden, The Original Johnson. Volume 1 (Comicmix/IDW, 2010). $19.99, paperback.

 

Trevor Von Eeden is the perfect artist to bring the energy, ambition, and symbolism of Jack Johnson—the first African American heavyweight champion—alive for a new generation of readers. I am less confident that Von Eeden is the best writer for the job, however, although I know that this project has been a labor of love for him for over a decade. That labor and the love shows in the art in panels that are crackling with energy, with confidence and with a precision that somehow seems spontaneous and effortless. But that same love and labor comes through in the script often as over-labored.

Guttergeek’s Sunday Funnies: MINUTE MOVIES

Posted by on January 31st, 2010 at 1:57 PM

This week’s Sunday Funnies at Guttergeek is a followup to a gallery I shared in TCJ #289 on Ed Wheelan’s strange and magnificent strip from the 1920s and 30s, Minute Movies: http://www.tcj.com/guttergeek/?p=313

Guttergeek: JOE THE BARBARIAN & BRINGING UP FATHER

Posted by on January 27th, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Over at guttergeek today: a review of the NBM volume of the first two years of Bringing Up Father and Alex reviews the first issue of Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy’s Joe the Barbarian

SUNDAY FUNNIES: Dolly Dimples and Bobby Bounce

Posted by on January 24th, 2010 at 7:56 AM

At the guttergeek blog we’ve started a new Sunday Funnies feature last week where we dig into the boxes of old strips scattered around the office and share some of our faves. This week’s entry is two 1929 adventures from

Guttergeek: Alex Boney reviews Power Girl

Posted by on January 21st, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Conner, Power Girl (DC Comics, 2009-present). Monthly, $2.99.

http://www.tcj.com/guttergeek/?p=254

Guttergeek Review: 365 SAMURAI

Posted by on January 20th, 2010 at 6:16 PM

J. P. Kalonji, 365 Samurai And A Few Bowls Of Rice (Dark Horse, 2009). $16.99, paperback.

365 Samurai is a pleasure to look at. I almost wrote “to watch,” because in truth the pleasures are very similar to those of

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