Posts Tagged ‘the strangest pictures i have seen’

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #13

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 at 12:27 PM

There are comics that everyone agrees are brilliant but nobody seems to talk about. Usually they’re sui generis, works that came out of nowhere and inspired no imitators, little islands of imagination that fit awkwardly into any critic’s attempt …

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #12

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 at 1:58 PM

When a comics publisher goes under, it leaves a lot of orphan licenses behind.  Some get scooped up into loving homes, some bounce from halfway house to halfway house, while others are left to wander the earth, forgotten.  So it …

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #11

Posted by on October 22nd, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Michael O’Donoghue, founding member of National Lampoon and the guy opposite John Belushi in the very first Saturday Night Live sketch, is one of my favorite literary assholes, up there with James Joyce. I guess I’m amused by Irish misogynists …

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #10

Posted by on September 22nd, 2010 at 12:03 PM

To be a truly irritating manga nerd, it’s important to obsess over at least one untranslated manga, boring people with long descriptions of its veiled glories and bitching about the myopia of the U.S. manga market and/or the unappreciative gaijin …

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #9

Posted by on September 1st, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Selecting subjects for this feature, I’m forever torn: do I choose comics with deep personal significance in my life or comics that speak to some universal quality with exceptional grace? Or, alternately, do I pick out the weirdest thing I …

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #8

Posted by on August 23rd, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Yes, it’s been a while since my last Strangest Pictures column. I blame Comic-Con and will continue to do so until the next Comic-Con. In the meantime, with the 60th anniversary of Peanuts impending, here’s this week’s comic.

You’re Short,

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #7

Posted by on July 14th, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Yeah, yeah, newspaper comic page dying, we know.  What about the other casualty of the print news implosion?  What about the alternative news weekly, the daily newspaper’s grungy little sister who’s into cutting?  Weekly papers have nurtured some of the …

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #6

Posted by on July 6th, 2010 at 2:05 PM

Mo Willems was at this year’s meeting of the National Cartoonists Society, talking up the universality of comics.  It bothered him, said the bestselling creator of Knuffle Bunny, the Elephant and Piggie series, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #5

Posted by on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:34 PM

Newspaper syndication is one of the most brutal ways to make a living in comics, and that’s saying a lot.  Just to lay out the current situation: according to editor Tea Fougner, King Features receives about 300 submissions a month, …

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #3

Posted by on June 11th, 2010 at 5:38 PM

I didn’t get into comic books until my teens. When I say that I grew up reading comics, this week’s entry is the kind of comic I’m talking about. I was nerdy, painfully earnest, and born in the 1970s, and …

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