Journalista for Nov. 8, 2010: Words of advice

Posted by on November 8th, 2010 at 8:41 AM



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Photo from last weekend’s Helsinki Book Fair, courtesy of Matthias Wivel..


Recently posted to our homepage:

  • International comics: Matthias Wivel visits the Helsinki Book Fair to find out what Finland is doing right.
  • International comics: Please welcome Australian cartoonist Gary Chaloner, who presents this year’s list of Stanley Award winners.
  • Rob Clough reviews the third and final issue of Robin Enrico’s minicomics series, Life of Vice, as well as a pair of books from Tom Neely.
  • As always, R.C. Harvey covers the funny pages.
  • Tom Crippen offers a selection of Golden Age comic-book covers starring jungle women.
  • GutterGeek‘s Alex Boney looks at Grant Morrison and Klaus Janson’s Batman: Gothic.
  • Over at The Hooded Utilitarian, Ng Suat Tong discusses Gilbert Hernandez’s Human Diastrophism, Matthias Wivel presents his entry in the roundtable discussion of Charles Hatfield’s Alternative Comics, James Romberger discusses the late horror work of Alex Toth, and Erica Friedman discusses Silent Mobius, a sci-fi manga series in which female characters talk to each other about something other than men.

Hmmm, post today’s ¡Journalista! or kill myself to get rid of the hangover acquired after last night’s Day of the Dead Festival? Oh what the hell, let’s do a blog…


Above the Fold


Life in interesting times



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  • Nirit Anderman and Tom Spurgeon on Sarah Glidden

    Two conversations with the author of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less.






  • Timothy Hodler on Beetle Bailey 1965

    Panel detail ©2010 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

    “There’s no question that BB is a very formulaic work. There are few strips included in this collection — which includes every strip published in 1965, the year Beetle Bailey became the second comic in history (after Blondie) to appear in more than one thousand newspapers — that could not appear in today’s paper without making a reader blink an eye.”






  • Matt Seneca: The Hokusai grids

    “Ask the guy on the street who invented comics and he’ll tell you it was Stan Lee. Ask somebody who knows their stuff and they’ll give you Richard Outcault. Ask somebody who really knows their stuff and you’ll hear the name Rodolphe Topffer. But, and I’m just sayin’, check these out.”




Business and Craft


  • Dustin Harbin: Using the Ames lettering guide

    “Oh, bedeviling Ames Guide! How curious your strange shape, your myriad holes filled with murk and mystery. What — what?? — are you for?? This is the oft-heard complaint of people trying to figure out the wild wooly trapezoid that is the Ames Lettering Guide. Myself included! But over the years I’ve gleaned some info from here and there as to its use; plus of course a fair amount of experimentation on my own to boot. Like most people, most likely.”


Comics and Art

  • Doug Wheeler: The White Cloud and the Kick-O-Ways

    “This was meant at least as a satire upon European culture, at least as much as commentary upon the fate of Native Americans.”






  • Washington Post: Ann Telnaes on process

    The award-winning cartoonist demonstrates how she works.


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