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Explaining Reality to Myself: The Steve Lafler Interview (Part Three of Three)

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In this conclusion of a three-part interview with Steve Lafler, the cartoonist talks about transgenderism, raising a family in Mexico, running a small business, promoting El Vocho and more.

Explaining Reality to Myself: The Steve Lafler Interview (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on September 21st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Steve Lafler talks to Rob Clough about character design, the ’90s Alternative wave,Buzzard, Bughouse, Top Shelf and much more.

Fear Of The Unknown: Indestructible Universe Quarterly

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 5:02 AM

Rob reviews the fourth and fifth issues of Indestructible Universe Quarterly, by Morgan Pielli.

Morgan Pielli’s Indestructible Universe Quarterly (henceforth IUQ) minicomics series is a one-man anthology featuring new stories, reprints and a print serialization of a webcomic.  Pielli’s

Explaining Reality To Myself: The Steve Lafler Interview (Part One of Three)

Posted by on September 20th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The first of a three-part career-spanning interview with Steve Lafler conducted by Rob Clough.

American Nightmare: Smuttynose

Posted by on September 18th, 2010 at 5:35 AM

Rob reviews the first three issues of Bob Oxman’s Smuttynose, an account of a grisly murder spree in 1870s America.

Rick Geary hasn’t entirely cornered the market on depictions of famous murders in comics form.  The three issues to

Wheelhouse: Walt & Skeezix Book Four: 1927-1928

Posted by on September 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Clough reviews the long-awaited fourth volume of Drawn & Quarterly's reprint of Frank King's classic Gasoline Alley, Walt & Skeezix.

New Books From Scholastic

Posted by on September 15th, 2010 at 5:51 AM

Rob reviews two new books from children’s publisher Scholastic: Amulet Volume 3: The Cloud Searchers, by Kazu Kibuishi; and Bone: Tall Tales, by Jeff Smith & Tom Sniegoski.

Scholastic is best known as the publisher that distributes the

Picture Show: Nymphonomena

Posted by on September 13th, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Rob reviews Nymphonomena, a themed anthology by Pat Barrett, Josh Kramer, Betsey Swardlick and Ben Horak.

Of the many anthologies to emerge from the Center for Cartoon Studies, Nymphonomena has emerged as one of the best, with only the

Animated: Go For The Gold #3

Posted by on September 11th, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Rob reviews the third volume of the Meathaus collective’s sketchbook compilation, Go For The Gold.


As a reader, I find myself attracted to any number of rendering and narrative styles.  I can appreciate a stick-figure comic told with strong &

Quest’s End: New Comics From Colleen Frakes & Alex Kim

Posted by on September 8th, 2010 at 5:09 AM

Rob reviews The Trials of Sir Christopher, by Colleen Frakes; and Eagle Flight Squad 2030 A.D.: Bird On Fire, by Alex Kim.

It’s been difficult to pin down exactly what sort of cartoonists Center For Cartoon Studies grads

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