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Minis Monday: Coping with Death and Duddits the Comic

Posted by on February 15th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Kreiner on minis by Maris Wicks and Liz Prince.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Treehouse of Horror

Posted by on February 13th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Last month The Simpsons celebrated its 20th anniversary on the air. The new episode (itself nothing special) was followed by a Morgan Spurlock documentary on the program’s role around this country as popular entertainment and around the world as

An Immodesty Proposal

Posted by on February 10th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Why not require labels on American funnybooks from the great commercial mills that likewise routinely distort anatomy and promote particularly warped images of women for meretricious purposes? Why not a make a move against the pro-And (for pro-Pamela Anderson) movement?

Minis Monday: A Jug of Wine and Thou

Posted by on February 8th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
More comics collected at the Maine Comics Arts Festival held last year in Portland. Can I get a witness!


From Stay Away from Other People, ©2008 Lisa Hanawalt

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Supermen!

Posted by on February 6th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
"The Comet," story and art by Jack Cole.


Before Romanticism officially got the notion of individualized self-expression off the ground throughout the West, prior historical eras in various arts had their “period styles” in much the same way that geographical areas had their regional flavor. These were rough, if generally shared, notions about artistic creation that were relatively uniform among often anonymous aesthetic practitioners. These ages had common ideas that informed the way creators approached their artistic projects and that helped refine the qualities of the completed work. Think of the scores of unknown composers of medieval plainchants or the nameless painters of early chapel frescos throughout the Mediterranean.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Masterpiece Comics by R. Sikoryak

Posted by on February 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM
For fans of the form or of world literature, these media miscegenation make for indelible, enduring works, every bit classics in their own right.

Minis Monday: Colleen Frakes

Posted by on February 1st, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Colleen Frakes’ Xeric-winning Tragic Relief stages a four-act fusion of mythic characters and psychological case study.

©2008 Colleen Frakes

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye

Posted by on January 30th, 2010 at 1:10 PM
"Seaguy is the premier example of howcum."

From Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #1(June 2009) written by Grant Morrison, drawn by Cameron Stewart, and colored by Dave Stewart ©2009 DC Comics


On Glamourpuss by Dave Sim

Posted by on January 29th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Aardvark-Vanaheim; single issues

While elsewhere other forces are marshalling “best of the year” retrospectives for 2009, I am nagged by a comic I failed to commend as of 2008. Well, half a comic, really. Last year, I neglected to publicly

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: The Best and the Blackest

Posted by on January 27th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Kreiner wraps up his series of blogs about mainstream superhero cross-overs with a look at Blackest Night.

Blackest Night #0 (September 2009) written by Geoff Johns penciled by Ivan Reis and inked by Oclair Albert and Rob Hunter. Colored by Alex Sinclair. ©2009 DC Comics


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