Blog THE PANELISTS: Moving Day

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 7:18 AM

After an inaugural six weeks at, The Panelists are moving to a site of our own: Thanks to all for your tremendous support and for great conversations during our launch, and we hope you follow us to our new home. All archives from the Panelists' posts at will also now be found at the new site (the guttergeek archives from will be moved shortly to Please update your bookmarks and your feed subscriptions: Posts | Comments We'll have a new post up at the new site tomorrow! Hope to see you there...

Blog Recent Examples of Comics-As-Poetry, Part 2: L.Nichols, Malcy Duff

Posted by on February 14th, 2011 at 5:50 AM

Rob concludes his look at recent minis in the category of Comics-As-Poetry with Unrequited Monsters, by L.Nichols, and Two Stories, by Malcy Duff.

Two Stories, by Malcy Duff. This Scottish artist takes an almost entirely visual tack

Review Moebius Above and Below

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

It says something about the still fledgling status of comics as an institutionally accepted art form that the large Moebius retrospective currently on show at the Fondation Cartier in Paris (until March 15th) is the first of its kind in France. Entitled "Moebius transe-forme," it catches up with a metamorphosis that has been ongoing since the seventies, marking his retardaire arrival as a fine artist in the public consciousness with all the requisite bells and whistles.

Blog HU: Victorian Porn, Superheroes in Speedos, Lost Girls and Wonder Woman

Posted by on February 13th, 2011 at 6:44 AM

All topics discussed in an interview with Sharon Marcus, the author of "Between Women" about erotic (but not necessarily lesbian) bonds between women in Victorian England. We also talk about lesbian imagery in fashion magazines, the history of gay identity, doll narratives, and more.

Blog D’oh!

Posted by on February 12th, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Says here people don't know where that started.

Blog HU: Morrison, Bendis, Straczynski, Stale Wolverine Farts

Posted by on February 12th, 2011 at 6:22 AM

Some lousy floppies from a few months back.

Blog Recent Examples of Comics-As-Poetry, Part 1: Jason T. Miles and Aaron Cockle

Posted by on February 12th, 2011 at 5:37 AM

Rob reviews several different comics that tackle the notion of Comics-As-Poetry in their own way.  Included are reviews of Annotated #5, by Aaron Cockle and Pines No. 1, by Jason T. Miles.

I’ve long been interested in two related sorts

Blog Next Week On

Posted by on February 11th, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Gerhard speaks: an epic interview on the craft behind Cerebus; Matthias Wivel attends the mammoth Moebius retrospective in Paris; Rob Clough begins a series on comics as poetry and reviews The Broadcast; Gavin Lees reviews Oji Suzuki’s A Single Match anthology; and Rick Kreiner immerses himself in The Simpsons Ultimate Episode Guide.

1995 Arzach image ©Moebius

Blog links Feb. 4-Feb. 11

Posted by on February 11th, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Rob Clough concluded his look at Drawn & Quarterly’s reprints of classic comic books and strips with Doug Wright’s Nipper (1963-1964). Geoff Johns talked to Nathan Wilson about his craft and career: Part One, Part Two. Rob Clough rounded up and reviewed Candy Or Medicine, Devil’s Lake, Desmond Reed minis, Dina Kelberman, The Cornelia Collection. Minis Monday: Rich Kreiner looked at Ophestios, 1890. R.C. Harvey remarked on Dick Locher's retirement from the Dick Tracy strip, and Joe Staton as his replacement. Shaenon Garrity drew readers' attention to exhibits at the Cartoon Art Museum. Kristian Williams reviewed Audrey Niffenegger's The Night Bookmobile. Rob Clough reviewed the 26th issue of the comics zine Mineshaft, edited by Everett Rand and Gioia Palmieri. R.C. Harvey examined The Wolverton Bible. Donald Phelps wrote an essay on plotting in Billy De Beck's Barney Google. R.C. Harvey looked at how U.S. editorial cartoons depicted the Egyptian conflict. Kent Worcester bids farewell.

Blog Farewell.

Posted by on February 11th, 2011 at 4:14 PM

This is my last post for It’s been fun. I posted 48 entries in 2010; the last one went up on November 9th. A majority of these entries were book reviews, but I also posted three interviews (with Eli

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