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Manga vs Comics: Does it matter? Felipe Smith in Japan

Posted by on December 10th, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Can an American artist and his Japanese agent break down the walls of prejudice in both East and West?

Paul Levitz Talks About 75 Years of DC Comics (Part Three of Three)

Posted by on December 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Nathan Wilson talks to the former DC Comics publisher about DC's eventful 1980s and the coming of royalties for creators.

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That Green Hornet Movie is Going to Suck

Posted by on December 7th, 2010 at 12:07 AM
A public service announcement based entirely on the trailers.

Paul Levitz Talks About 75 Years of DC Comics (Part Two of Three)

Posted by on December 7th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Nathan Wilson speaks with the former DC Comics publisher about the "relevant years" and the ways that comics have wrestled with the changing nature of youth culture.

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Paul Levitz Talks About 75 Years of DC Comics (Part One of Three)

Posted by on December 6th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Nathan Wilson speaks with the former DC Comics publisher about his new book from Taschen, 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking.

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The Dina Kelberman Interview (Part Two of Two)

Posted by on December 1st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In the conclusion of this two-part interview with multimedia artist Dina Kelberman, Kelberman and Clough talk about autobiography, color, subscription, dissonance and found art.

Lio versus Calvin: Freudian Funnies

Posted by on December 1st, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Lio's direct referencing of Calvin makes the difference a matter of one's attitude toward the past, toward tradition — in this case, toward comics. Calvin digs up trash, and calls it treasure; discovers, instead, that the tradition is dead and rotting. The very symbol of the decay is Calvin. But death, here, is not necessarily bad. Lio is by disposition morbid — curious about the monsters under the bed, a friend to aliens and zombies. So Lio is thrilled to find the dead boy, just as Calvin was thrilled to find some bugs. Maybe corpses are treasure. Lio's is a gleeful nihilism.

Everyone’s An Impossible Person: The Dina Kelberman Interview (Part One of Two)

Posted by on November 30th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Dina Kelberman's comics are filled with contradictions. They have a strongly misanthropic quality, yet an unfailingly social one as well. There's a frequent self-negating air about them (the many "should I quit art?" ruminations), yet the strips keep coming out relentlessly. Her characters are minimalist, geometric shapes that berate each other and themselves in frequently hilarious fashion. Her use of color is boldly original and frequently dissonant. She brings her background as a multimedia artist to bear on her comics in the way she incorporates interesting design elements into her lettering and cultivates the immediacy and off-the-cuff nature of a do-it-yourself project.

Mark Bodé: Wizards, Lizards and Broads, Part Three of Three

Posted by on November 24th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Kim Munson's conversation with the comics, mural and tattoo artist concludes.

Mark Bodé: Wizards, Lizards and Broads, Part Two of Three

Posted by on November 23rd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Kim Munson speaks with Bodé about continuing the Cartoon Concert tradition, becoming Cheech Wizard and painting Jesus.

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