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Famous Last Words for Borders

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 2:21 PM
"Jeez, are you sure there's enough of a market for books to support all these big stores?" "It's okay, we sell CDs too!"

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #13

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 12:27 PM

There are comics that everyone agrees are brilliant but nobody seems to talk about. Usually they’re sui generis, works that came out of nowhere and inspired no imitators, little islands of imagination that fit awkwardly into any critic’s attempt

Speaking the Unspeakable

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 10:53 AM
Taboos that have been outstripped

The Girl and the Gorilla

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Creativity, whole books have been devoted it and creative persons have been pestered about it since the dawn of time: Where does your creativity come from? But whether it is Narnia, Brobdingnag or Metropolis, even creatives need a

Twilight: The Broadcast

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 5:45 AM

Rob reviews The Broadcast, by Eric Hobbs & Noel Tuazon (NBM).

The Broadcast reminds me a bit of the old Rod Serling-penned Twilight Zone episode, “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street”.  Writer Eric Hobbs creates dramatic tension by

Cartooning Virtuosity

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 5:05 PM
In Both Comic Strip and Editorial Cartoon

Gary Groth Finally Comes to His Senses

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Well, it was bound to happen. After a bit more than a year at tcj.com, the powers that be have come to their senses and sent us packing. We are now at our new home: http://hoodedutilitarian.com.

We’ve had a

HU: Valentine’s Day Post-Apocalyptic Oracular Penis

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 8:31 AM

For Valentine’s Day, Vom Marlowe reviews Tristram Burden’s novel, My Hero: A Wild Boy’s Tale.

THE PANELISTS: Moving Day

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 7:18 AM
After an inaugural six weeks at tcj.com, The Panelists are moving to a site of our own: thepanelists.org. Thanks to all for your tremendous support and for great conversations during our launch, and we hope you follow us to our new home. All archives from the Panelists' posts at tcj.com will also now be found at the new site (the guttergeek archives from tcj.com will be moved shortly to guttergeek.com). Please update your bookmarks and your feed subscriptions: Posts | Comments We'll have a new post up at the new site tomorrow! Hope to see you there...

Recent Examples of Comics-As-Poetry, Part 2: L.Nichols, Malcy Duff

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 5:50 AM

Rob concludes his look at recent minis in the category of Comics-As-Poetry with Unrequited Monsters, by L.Nichols, and Two Stories, by Malcy Duff.

Two Stories, by Malcy Duff. This Scottish artist takes an almost entirely visual tack

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