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More Thoughts on CCS and Its Comics

Posted by on November 1st, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Rob concludes his month-long look at comics from students and fellows from the Center For Cartoon Studies by reviewing Ninja Girl, by G.P. Bonesteel; Echo-4 Kilo, by Kevin Kilgore; Monsters, by Lena H. Chandhok; and Ten Reasons The

The Minicomics of J.P. Coovert

Posted by on October 30th, 2010 at 5:23 AM

Rob examines a batch of minicomics from prolific cartoonist J.P. Coovert.

J.P. Coovert was one of the first graduates of the Center for Cartoon Studies.  Every minicomic I’ve ever seen from this prolific cartoonist has been polished, cleverly designed and

Fun ‘n’ Games From Matt Aucoin & Betsey Swardlick

Posted by on October 27th, 2010 at 5:17 AM

Rob continues his focus on Center for Cartoon Studies folks by reviewing Double-Think by Matt Aucoin; and Poor, Poor Angsty Hungarian by Betsey Swardlick.

Betsey Swardlick is the sort of cartoonist whose voice is so distinct that all of her

Good On Paper: Tales From San Papel

Posted by on October 25th, 2010 at 5:42 AM

Rob continues his look at the work of artists from the Center for Cartoon Studies with a review of the anthology Tales From San Papel, edited by Nomi Kane & Jon Fine.

The genesis of the Tales From San

Fables & Legends From Katherine Roy & Ross Wood Studlar

Posted by on October 23rd, 2010 at 5:17 AM

Rob continues his month of reviewing CCS students and alums by reviewing Spots & Egypt, by Katherine Roy; and The Raven And The Crayfish,  by Ross Wood Studlar.

Spots and Egypt, by Katherine Roy.  Roy is

Backstage At The Culture Wars: Abortion Andy: Baby Steps

Posted by on October 20th, 2010 at 5:41 AM

Rob reviews Abortion Andy: Baby Steps, by G.P. Bonesteel.

GP Bonesteel’s Abortion Andy: Baby Steps is an outrageously vicious satire of the confluence of Christian Right politics and Madison Avenue strategy.  At the same time, it’s a character-based workplace

Two More From CCS: L’Age Dur and Short Notes On Long Comics

Posted by on October 18th, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Rob continues to review minicomics from CCS students & fellows, with Short Notes On Long Comics, by Tim Stout and L’Age Dur, by Max De Radigues.

L’Age Dur #1-5, by Max De Radigues.  Belgian artist De Radigues, a

This and That From CCS

Posted by on October 16th, 2010 at 6:04 AM

Rob reviews A Vanishing Act, by Paul Swartz; Oak & Linden #2, by Pat Barrett; and WW, by Aaron Cockle.

A Vanishing Act, by Paul Swartz.  This was just a 12-page sampler for a longer, 32-page

CCS Anthologies: Future

Posted by on October 13th, 2010 at 5:42 AM

Rob reviews the Emily Wieja-edited anthology Future, which includes contributions from Jason Overby, Jen Tong and Jose-Luis Olivares.

Future is the fifth volume of the Four Square series of anthologies from the I Know Joe Kimpel collective from the Center

Gag Work From Holly Foltz & Lena Chandhok

Posted by on October 11th, 2010 at 5:55 AM

Rob reviews minis from CCS students Holly Foltz & Lena Chandhok.

The Wind and the Sun and INterruption, by Lena Chandhok.  Chandhok is starting her second semester at the Center for Cartoon Studies, and her potential as a

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