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Minis Monday: Geraniums and Bacon, Spots, and 25 Cents

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Kreiner on minis by Katherine Roy and Cathy Leamy.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: New Krypton

Posted by on January 23rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM

From Action Comics #872 (February 2009), written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Pete Woods. ©2009 DC Comics.


Of course things get worse for almost everybody.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: A Dark and Shining Moment

Posted by on January 20th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
In the past year, three massive “crossover events” from those two companies were established on genuinely intriguing premises. Each, particularly at their outsets, had real moments of honestly-come-by frisson. Two gained additional power from sad resonances of real world parallels. All have since succumbed to vitiating commercial routines, have fallen back on tired genre practice and come to broadly pander to the least common reader denominator. But regardless of how they grew up, their baby pictures are worth showing around.
Cover by Mike Deodato ©2010 Marvel Characters, Inc.

Minis Monday: Oh My Black Eye and The Collective, Convention Sneak Preview

Posted by on January 18th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Ben Bishop’s Oh My Black Eye is as structurally ambitious as an eight-page comic can be before it starts to swap entertainment for formal experimental purpose. Many of the same elements of conscientious craft appear in Bishop’s contribution to the convention’s preview of The Collective.
©2008 Ben Bishop

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Asterios Polyp

Posted by on January 16th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

©2009 David Mazzucchelli


So is it possible that a book among the very best of the calendar year could still be a something of a disappointment?

Minis Monday

Posted by on January 11th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Kreiner begins a series of blogs, appearing on Mondays, in which he reviews minis.

Rich Kreiner reviews Humbug by Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder, Arnold Roth, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis and others

Posted by on January 11th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
This is the stuff of legend.

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Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year #8: Ganges #3

Posted by on January 9th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Image ©2009 Kevin Huizenga.


Dreams are probably the second most popular subject for autobiographical comics, however distantly they lag behind the events of waking life. But no one, to my knowledge, has attempted to create comics arising from the hypnagogic netherworld that lies between the sleeping and the wakeful states. Until now.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of #7

Posted by on January 6th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Kreiner blogs about The Art of Harvey Kurtzman.

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of 6

Posted by on January 4th, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

Ken Dahl’s Monsters

Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner, however unwittingly, created a sub-genre of autobiographical comics with Our Cancer Year in 1995, that of “affliction

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