Archive for July, 2009

If You’re Against Elitists, Why Then Do You….

talk like a poncing grad school cult stud liberal elitist? Deppey’s rhetoric of evanescent childhood wonder and the necessity to put aside the search for it, to “move on,” might possess some substance if he or like-minded elitists could demonstrate that comics-fans were in some way unique in this regard, as against other patrons of […]

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Some nice panels from art comics

One from Fantagraphics, one from Top Shelf, another from Fantagraphics. First, Interiorae #3 by Gabriella Giandelli. Hieronymus B. by Ulf K. of Germany. And Reflections by Marco Corona. Like Giandelli, he’s Italian.

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With a slice

The mug with the slice of lemon is in front of Officer Crowley. So the one actual working man at the “beer summit” either drinks beer with lemon or ordered  ice tea. How do you like that? (Update, James Fallows says Crowley drank Blue Moon Wheat Beer, which Fallows calls “Faux microbrew.” Update 2, The […]

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Female Creators Roundtable: Ariel Schrag, Like Who?

Both longtime blog readers are probably aware that I’m a big fan of Ariel Schrag’s work in general and of her most recent book, Likewise in particular. One of the things I find most interesting about Schrag is how different her work is from male comics creators like Jeff Brown or David Heatley. Specifically, for […]

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Control V, Control C

I have a review up at the Chicago Reader of a great collage show curated by Ryan Christian here in Chicago called Control v, Control c.

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It’s a Marvel, Man! Surridge does Gaiman

My friend Matthew Surridge just interviewed Neil Gaiman! It was for an article Matthew’s doing about Anticipation, the 2009 World Science Fiction Convention. Gaiman’s going to be the guest of honor, and the convention’s right here in Montreal (Aug. 6 thru 10). Go here for what Gaiman told Matthew about the Marvel purchase of Marvelman. […]

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Spam and Comments Policy

So we’re getting slightly more spam than in the past. I’ve been deleting it fairly quickly so far. But I was wondering if I should try to set up one of those things where you have to jump through a hoop (typing a word or series of numbers or whatever) in order to comment. Anyone […]

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