Blog 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.

Essay Smurfing with Peyo

Posted by on February 2nd, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I’m glad to see the Smurfs again: Not only are they charming cartoon confections, they also remind me of gladsome moments in my sea-faring days.

Blog a roundup of links to tcj.com 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

Blog HU: Acme Novelty Library #10

Posted by on February 1st, 2011 at 7:49 AM

I look at Chris Ware's Oedipal nightmare.

Interviews Interview with Chris Ware Part 2 of 2

Posted by on February 1st, 2011 at 12:01 AM

In the second part of a two-part interview with Chris Ware, conducted by Matthias Wivel at Komiks.dk, the pair talk about “an ideographic style of drawing, a cartooning style of drawing,” Building Stories and the fourth dimension.

Blog Close Reading of Comics

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 8:07 PM

A couple from January 25

Blog Failure, Old Porn and Comics

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 7:00 PM

“… an overworked writer of continuity for comic magazines …”

Minis Monday: Square Dance #4

Posted by on January 31st, 2011 at 1:00 PM

This particular edition of Colin Tedford’s Square Dance suggests what underground comics might have been in their nth iteration if maybe America and its cartoonists had progressed differently. For instance, what if, when head shops disappeared, the undergrounds migrated and were sold in farm and feed supply stores?

What if they’d made a wholesale shift into the funnies section of the free local papers? If they became less burdened by revolution and throwing off the shackles of repression and more fully cognizant of being irreparably part of “the system,” consequently committing to work from inside said system? If doing one’s own thing hinged less on sex, drugs and rock and roll and more on tending one’s own rows in the community garden?

Blog 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.

Blog 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, …

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