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Crumb: Beauty and Failure

Posted by on July 19th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Check out the man with the mouse behind Robert Crumb.

©1996 Robert Crumb.

Saturation: Tales Designed To Thrizzle #6

Posted by on July 17th, 2010 at 5:33 AM
Rob reviews Michael Kupperman's TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE #6 (Fantagraphics).

Gary Groth Interviews Harvey Pekar (1984) Part Two of Two

Posted by on July 15th, 2010 at 5:57 PM
In Part Two, Pekar rates world literature, discusses how different artists interpret his writing and generally champions the underdog.

Dungeon Quest reviewed by Jason Thompson

Posted by on July 15th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The prehistoric idol on the front cover of Dungeon Quest Book One, the Mesopotamian-style frieze on the inside covers, and the idol's dangling genitals tell a lot about the content of the book: this will be a story about ciphers, icons and penises.

Gary Groth Interviews Harvey Pekar (1984) Part One of Two

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 at 5:15 PM

In this Interview from TCJ #97, August 1985: Stories About Honesty, Money and Misogyny.

Tales Designed to Thrizzle #6 By Michael Kupperman

Posted by on July 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
I feel like Steve Martin’s character in the movie The Jerk where he dances for joy at the gas station loudly proclaiming to all within earshot, “The new phone book is here! The new phone book is here!”

Gary Groth interviews Harvey Pekar (1993)

Posted by on July 12th, 2010 at 5:00 PM
This interview is reprinted from TCJ #162, October 1993, the autobio-cartoonist issue. In this interview, Groth and Pekar talk about literary values, evaluate other autobio cartoonists, and ponder how to grow a lit-comics readership. Upcoming: Gary Groth's 1985 interview with Harvey Pekar.

Sons of the Underground: Noah Van Sciver & Joseph Remnant

Posted by on July 9th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
One thing I've noticed in recent years is that there are an increasing number of young cartoonists who are drawing their inspiration directly from underground cartoonists like Robert Crumb, as opposed to the alternative artists of the '80s, the Xeric generation of the '90s or even their own peers. Joseph Remnant has been influenced by Crumb's realistic style, heavy use of hatching and crosshatching and bleak outlook. Noah Van Sciver's confessional style is not unlike Crumb's in some ways, especially the way he works out his problems on the page.

Children of the Atom by Dave Lapp

Posted by on July 7th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Rich Kreiner: Simpsons Comics Presents Bart Simpson #53 by Carol Lay and others

Posted by on July 6th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
With Simpsons Comics Presents Bart Simpson #53, Carol Lay joins the House of Bongos. Lay, particularly with her syndicated strip Story Minute, has proven herself a concise weaver of — on occasion — tall tales of — on occasion — resonance and purpose. It’s the same with this comic’s lead story.

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