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THE PANELISTS: Teaching a Superhero Seminar (A Reflection)

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 7:38 AM

Charles started the new week at The Panelists with a reflection on the superhero comics seminar he taught last semester at CSU Northridge (complete with a list of ten realizations).

D&Q Classics, Part II: Tubby, Volume 1

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 6:24 AM
In the second of a three-part series on classic comic books and strips released by Drawn & Quarterly, Rob looks at Tubby, written and drawn by John Stanley, with additional art by Lloyd White.

a roundup of links to Angoulême coverage

Posted by on February 1st, 2011 at 2:11 PM
Write-ups and Announcements: Matthias Wivel Angoulême, Friday Angoulême, Saturday Art Speigelman wins Grand Prix International Blogs Fredrik Stromberg Stromberg arrives. The L'Asso Strike. On the Platinum Meet. On comics in the cathedral. On signings. On cultural acceptance. Bart Croonenborghs A Quick Guide to Belgium at Angoulême

HU: Acme Novelty Library #10

Posted by on February 1st, 2011 at 7:49 AM
I look at Chris Ware's Oedipal nightmare.

Close Reading of Comics

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 8:07 PM
A couple from January 25

Failure, Old Porn and Comics

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 7:00 PM
"... an overworked writer of continuity for comic magazines ..."

HU: Mickey Mouse Invades Egypt

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 7:17 AM
Nadim Damluji looks at how Mickey Mouse adapted to Egypt, and the imperial implications.

D&Q Classics, Part I: Nancy, Volume 2

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 5:16 AM

Rob reviews the second volume of Nancy, from Drawn & Quarterly’s John Stanley Library.

The latest edition of the John Stanley-written (he also did breakdowns) Nancy goes from strength to strength in terms of its use of character formulas,

Dividends of 2010: Listen, My Friends

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 1:33 AM
The Acme Novelty Company presents the life story of a sense of entitlement.

Angoulême: Saturday

Posted by on January 30th, 2011 at 12:07 PM
As usual Saturday brought the crowds to Angoulême. It is difficult to get around, but it brings to the festival a heady atmosphere of art and commerce. Even the Association staff decided today partly to suspend their ongoing strike in order to support their artists who had turned up to sign their books. Killoffer, Gerner, Baudoin, Sury, Ruppert & Mulot, and several more were drawing up a storm for the throngs passing through the doors to the Nouveau monde. There is talk of upcoming negotiations between direction and staff, but for the moment the situation remains strained.

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