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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.

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, …

Jerry Weist Dies

Posted by on January 14th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Jerry Weist, pioneering comics fan, scholar, retailer and author, died Jan. 7 at the age of 61, reportedly of mulitple myeloma cancer. According to SFScope friend Andrew Porter and the PulpMags mailing list, Weist had been battling cancer for several years.

Nathan Wilson: Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson by Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith

Posted by on January 13th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Nothing new in the form of information is presented; yet, for diehard Thompsonophiles, such as this reviewer, the graphic representation and sequential format provide an intriguing and innovative approach that deserves attention and praise.

Four by Four

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 at 9:12 AM


Playboy Wednesday: Honeysett, Booth, Rodriques and Wilson in early ’70s Playboy

Four by Paul Hogarth

Posted by on December 27th, 2010 at 9:12 AM


Playboy Monday: A group of travel watercolors by the British illustrator

Three by Don Ivan Punchatz

Posted by on December 22nd, 2010 at 9:12 AM


Playboy Wednesday: Three big-domed displays by the box designer of Doom

Two by Brad Holland

Posted by on December 19th, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Playboy Wednesday: From the January 1972 issue, two puzzling and NSFW illustrations of a “Ribald Classic”

Two by Two

Posted by on December 15th, 2010 at 9:12 AM


Playboy Wednesday: B. Kliban and Gahan Wilson as represented in the January 1972 Playboy

Cool Japan chilled: Censorship rules Japan

Posted by on December 15th, 2010 at 7:10 AM

Any of you remember the ‘Comics Code’ in America, effectively shutting down the most creative comics artists in the US in the 1950s, as aptly recorded by David Hadju in The Ten Cent Plague? For the sake of all of us, let’s hope it doesn’t happen in Japan.

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