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A Cosmic Ramble through Comics History, Part Two

Posted by on September 1st, 2010 at 8:14 AM
Why Some Women Are Happy To See Cathy Go

The Amazing, Remarkable Monsieur Leotard

Posted by on August 31st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
As Eddie Campbell's The Playwright comes into view, it's as good a time as any to glance back over the most recent of previous tomes, The Amazing, Remarkable Monsieur Leotard in which Campbell gives whimsical pictorial life to a story by his co-author Dan Best.

A Cosmic Ramble through Comics History, Part One

Posted by on August 30th, 2010 at 2:13 PM
End of an Icon Prompts a Tour of Feminism in Comics from Cathy to Kick-Butt Super Cuties

Words as Well as Pictures

Posted by on August 27th, 2010 at 11:37 AM
We Forget Sometimes that Words Are as Integral to the Cartooning Arts as Pictures.

More Obscurism in Cartoons, Nos. 351-355

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 8:57 AM
This Time Because of Poor Rendering

What’s Goin’ On Here?

Posted by on August 23rd, 2010 at 8:49 AM
More Cartoons I Don’t Get, Nos. 345-350

Comic Strip Characters from the Clavicle Up

Posted by on August 20th, 2010 at 8:47 AM
Hand Puppetry in the Funnies

Captain America: The Man with No Face

Posted by on August 20th, 2010 at 2:27 AM
A cover blurb from Laurel Maury at NPR proclaims this book "far edgier than almost anything you'll see in literature right now." Maybe the "literature" on her nightstand, but in superhero comics, we've been facing the end of the world repeatedly for decades, and this book just does another turn in the same old dance.

Making Attractive Pictures

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 8:38 AM
A Strategic Sport

Vicious Cartooning

Posted by on August 16th, 2010 at 8:31 AM
Comedy in the Service of Politics

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