Posts Tagged ‘CCS’

“This Really Is Happening”: Snake Oil #4 and #5

Posted by on December 26th, 2009 at 5:15 AM
Rob reviews Chuck Forsman's SNAKE OIL #4 and #5.

Desolation and Escape: One Thousand Lies & Only Skin

Posted by on December 23rd, 2009 at 5:12 AM
Rob reviews a few comics from former and current students of the Center for Cartoon Studies: ONE THOUSAND LIES, by Laura Terry and ONLY SKIN #4, by Sean Ford.

Labyrinths: Annotated #3 and #4

Posted by on December 21st, 2009 at 5:47 AM

Rob reviews two issues of former CCS student Aaron Cockle’s one-man anthology, ANNOTATED.

Aaron Cockle’s work is a demented combination of Gabrielle Bell, Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, and Zak Sally, with hints of Skip Williamson in his visual style. 

One Artist Anthologies: Jen Vaughn & Morgan Pielli

Posted by on December 19th, 2009 at 5:22 AM
Rob reviews several one-artist anthologies from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Reviewed are MENSTRUATION STATION #1 & #2, by Jen Vaughan and INDESTRUCTIBLE UNIVERSE QUARTERLY #3, by Morgan Piell.

Let’s Put On A Show: Awesome 2

Posted by on December 16th, 2009 at 5:55 AM
Rob reviews the Indie Spinner Rack-edited anthology AWESOME 2: AWESOMER (Top Shelf).

New Anthologies From CCS: Funny Aminals

Posted by on December 7th, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Rob continues his look at recent anthologies from CCS with FUNNY AMINALS, edited by Jef Lok and Bryan Stone.

FUNNY AMINALS was the most uneven of the four CCS anthologies I’m reviewing, which was unfortunate because there was a lot

New Anthologies from CCS: Dark Corners

Posted by on December 5th, 2009 at 9:36 AM
Rob continues his series on anthologies from the Center for Cartoon Studies with a look at DARK CORNERS. DARK CORNERS is the latest in the 4-Square anthology series from CCS folks, with each issue focusing on a single concept. (Previous issues included "no!" and "sorry" as key words.) With incidental art by the great horror master Steve Bissette, this issue centered around the title idea of encountering dark forces in out of the way places.

New Anthologies From CCS: Werewolf

Posted by on December 2nd, 2009 at 8:14 AM
One of my side interests as a writer has been following the progress of the students and alumni of the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS). For my first week of blog posts, I'll be taking a look at some recent anthology work from CCS. Today's entry will spotlight WEREWOLF!, edited by Nick Patten, Betsey Swardlick, Penina Gal & Joshua Rosen.

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