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Comparative Imagery

Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 1:25 PM
The Power of the Visual Metaphor

The Sledgehammer is Gone: Paul Conrad, 1924-2010

Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad, one of the most ferocious, powerful, controversial and honored visual provocateurs of the last 50 years, died at his home in Rancho Palos Verdes in California on Saturday, Sept. 4, of natural causes. He was 86. And he was probably angry: anger was his professional stance, and he was a consummate professional, up to the very end, I have no doubt. He won three Pulitzer Prizes for his anger. Only four other cartoonists have equaled this feat in the 89 years the Pulitzer has been awarded for editorial cartooning — Rollin Kirby, Edmund Duffy, Herbert Block (Herblock), and Jeff MacNelly.

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Browsing Dagwood

Posted by on September 10th, 2010 at 8:20 AM
And A Couple Self-Conscious Comics

Spilling Over from Criticism Roundtable

Posted by on September 9th, 2010 at 8:31 AM
Well, the "Comment" or "Reply" Button was Blown

A Love Affair

Posted by on September 8th, 2010 at 7:19 PM
Here’s What Happens When You Spend Far Too Many Hours Gawking at Comics

The Clothes That Maketh the Woman

Posted by on September 6th, 2010 at 8:07 AM
A Cosmic Ramble through Comics History, Part Four

Happy Anniversary, Beetle

Posted by on September 4th, 2010 at 8:20 AM
A Durable American Icon Hits 60

A Cosmic Ramble through Comics History, Part Three

Posted by on September 3rd, 2010 at 8:50 AM
How Women Are Portrayed in Comics

Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid

Posted by on September 3rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
If you are a cynical satirist seeking to exploit current pop cult fads these days, you will probably produce something that has zombies and a wimpy pre-adolescent kid in it, and you'd draw it in a painfully simple style as if you were the self-same wimpy pre-adolescent. But you don't need to be cynical to turn in such a performance: You can be simply, outrageously, satirical. Like cartoonist Rick Parker, writer Stefan Petrucha and Papercutz Editor in Chief Jim Salicrup, who turned the 8th issue of Tales from the Crypt into a parody with Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid.

Cathy in Candorville

Posted by on September 2nd, 2010 at 10:53 AM
Slipped by Me

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