Essay Writer Defined

Posted by on February 4th, 2011 at 12:01 AM

The writer-artist controversy still lurks.

Blog THE PANELISTS: The End of the CCA

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 PM

At the Panelists Alex reflects on last month's demise of the Comics Code Authority (and the meaning and lack of meaning thereof).

Blog HU: Endless Comfort—The Sweetest Yaoi Ever

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 12:07 PM

Vom Marlowe bought it for the Great Danes but likes the rest of it as well.

News Angoulême 2011: Aftermath

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 AM

This year's Angoulême festival was a solid if somewhat unremarkable one, plagued more than usual by the cultural myopia that has always characterized it to an extent. Its organizers described it as a success, but below the surface, it turns out, lurk conflicts of financing and responsibility.

Graphic Youth: Solipsistic Pop 3

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 12:01 AM

©2010 Marc Ellerby

The latest edition of the always-beautiful U.K. anthology Solipsistic Pop was designed as an all-ages comic, inspired in part by British standards like Dandy and The Beano. On that level, it doesn't entirely cohere, because some of the stories are clearly aimed for preteens while others are more about the experience of being young as an adult would understand it now. Of course, the theme of this issue is "wonder," and on that level, it certainly succeeds. Each of the stories touches on one's sense of wonder as a child, and occasionally, on how it is lost.

Blog THE PANELISTS: Shops ‘n’ floppies, or, The LCS Experience

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 3:47 PM

A handful of Panelists consider their buying habits. Continuing a series on comic shops, periodical comic books, and change


Blog Brits Star in Superhero Movies

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 AM

A dispatch from the Guardian, and what about Superman's immigration status?

Blog Cameo Appearances in Strips

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 9:36 AM

I’m not sure who started it.

Blog HU: Editorial Cartoons About the Egyptian Protests

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 8:04 AM

Richard Cook looks at (mostly) American editorial cartoons about the Egyptian protests. Simple-minded analogies and stereotypical imagery galore!

Blog 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).

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