Author Archive

Hello, Wisconsin!

Posted by on December 16th, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Comics in Wisconsin, Paul Buhle; Borderland Books; 116 pages; $21.95; numerous black & white and color illustrations; ISBN 978-0-9815620-3-2.

Paul Buhle’s latest project explores the comics history of Wisconsin. By its very nature the book raises tricky questions about

Two Short Reviews

Posted by on December 9th, 2009 at 7:17 AM

Here are two 500-word reviews that never quite made it into the Journal (you know, the print version). One of the reviews is replete with snark, while the other is about a delightfully snarky cartoonist. Enjoy.

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The Good Old Days

Posted by on December 7th, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Last week the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art sent out an email press release to the effect that next year’s MoCCA Fest programming is being organized by Brian Heater and Jeff Newelt. Brian Heater, as you may or may

Every Single Artist Agrees

Posted by on December 5th, 2009 at 8:17 PM

I’ve been reading Punisher stories for longer than I care to admit. I have a particular weakness for vigilante tales, especially those set in New York City. This may be partly because I look like Bernhard Goetz, the 1984 subway

The Beats: A Graphic History

Posted by on December 4th, 2009 at 12:01 AM

The Beats: A Graphic History; Paul Buhle, ed.; Hill and Wang; 197 pp., $22.00; B&W, Hardcover; ISBN: 9780-080904967

Paul Buhle is a one-man book army. Having recently retired from teaching American studies at Brown University, he’s responsible for editing and

Whatever Happened to Phil Evans?

Posted by on December 2nd, 2009 at 6:55 AM

In the old days, a left-wing sect could conduct its internal disputes in private without worrying about whether non-members had access to factional documents and the like. A major reason why police and intelligence agencies in the twentieth century placed

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