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Fear Itself: The Axe-Man Of New Orleans

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 5:11 AM

Rob reviews the new volume of Rick Geary’s Treasury of XXth Century Murder series, The Axe-Man of New Orleans (NBM).

There’s a sense in which Rick Geary is the most accomplished horror artist working today.  It’s just that the horrors

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.

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.

Satoshi Kon, 1963-2010

Posted by on September 11th, 2010 at 8:23 PM
Satoshi Kon, one of the most gifted, innovative and searchingly intelligent artists working in the anime medium and the film world at large, died on the morning of August 24 from pancreatic cancer--at the age of 46.

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 &

Lyrical Ballad: Set To Sea

Posted by on September 6th, 2010 at 5:12 AM

Rob reviews Drew Weing’s debut graphic novel, Set To Sea (Fantagraphics).

It’s odd to think of Drew Weing’s Set To Sea as his debut graphic novel, given that he’s been steadily cartooning for nearly a decade.  His The Journal Comic

Bottled Up: Drinking At The Movies

Posted by on September 4th, 2010 at 5:54 AM

Rob reviews Julia Wertz’s new book, Drinking At The Movies (Three Rivers Press).


Julia Wertz has been an interesting name in the diary comics genre over the past few years.  Everything about her comics is crude: the figures,

Green And Red: Diario De Oaxaca

Posted by on September 1st, 2010 at 5:03 AM

Rob reviews Peter Kuper’s sketchbook journal about his time in Mexico, Diario De Oaxaca (PM Press).

Diario De Oaxaca may be Peter Kuper’s greatest accomplishment as an artist.  It flatters all of his strengths as an artist and limits his

Walking Punchlines: Elephant Man #1

Posted by on August 18th, 2010 at 5:53 AM
Rob reviews the new comic from Greg Houston, Elephant Man #1 (NBM).

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