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Blaise Larmee Interview Conducted by Floating World’s Jason Leivian

Posted by on April 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Minis Monday: The Comics of Jon Chad

Posted by on April 12th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
I’ve never been introduced to a cartoonist through two comics that were so different from one another as this pair from Jon Chad … but then that’s mostly because one of them is Leo Geo.

Amanda Vahamaki Interviewed by Blaise Larmee

Posted by on April 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Amanda Vahamaki explores wandering, dream-like narratives with lucid characters and lush pencil drawings. Her debut graphic novel “Campo di Babà” (“The Bun Field”) was originally published by the Italian Collective Canicola and has since been published in a number of languages. Currently active in Finland and recently published in Drawn and Quarterly Showcase and The Comics Journal #296, she is truly an international artist. Her work transcends borders of place and time, revealing a space that is as universal as it is unique.

Minis Monday: Seeds, Mimi’s Doughnuts Zine #17 and Hour 72!

Posted by on April 5th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Colin Tedford, along with Dan Barlow, co-founded the Trees and Hills Comics Group, a loose tribe of cartoonists in Vermont, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts. According to a nifty mini put out last Free Comic Day, the group is dedicated to making and publishing comics as a means of sharing resources and building “creative connections in our diverse communities.” This desire to have comics serve both an artistic and a social function gets showcased here, in the form of what appears to be the group’s flagship title and with work from a committed member.

Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part Three of Three)

Posted by on April 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The third part (of three) of a never-before-published panel, moderated by Jeet Heer, that occurred October 29, 2005 at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, Canada.

Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on April 1st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The second part (of three) of a never-before-published panel in which Seth and Chip Kidd discuss their respective thought processes for designing Peanuts, Heer puts Chris Ware on the psychiatrist's couch, and Charles Burns reveals the best 16 oz. cheap beer to buy (if it were 1973).

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Pim & Francie by Al Columbia

Posted by on March 31st, 2010 at 1:00 PM
For a fan of Al Columbia, it only took a good look at a couple of pages of Pim & Francie to recognize that the book belonged in any personal “best of” survey for the year.

Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, Seth and Chris Ware Panel (Part One of Three)

Posted by on March 31st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The first part (of three) of a never-before-published panel, moderated by Jeet Heer, that occurred October 29, 2005 at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, Canada.

Minis Monday: Bring Your Daughter to Work Day & Before Sleep #5

Posted by on March 29th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
More work from last year’s Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland. Get — as they say — some!

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: International Journal of Comic Art Vol.12 #1

Posted by on March 27th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Every spring and fall, dependable as the equinox, a great brick of a periodical comes wrapped in a manila envelope to my mailbox. It’s a biannual issue of the International Journal of Comic Art. The most recent arrival, Vol. 12, #1, boasts 27 articles supported by the usual book and exhibition reviews, publication roundup, as well as a gallery of global cartoons. It weighs in at 537 pages, neither a record nor an abnormality.

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