Archive for September, 2011

Elfquest Re-read: Issues 10 and 11

Today, cocoons, reunions, and tall dark handsome strangers!

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Is the Bamboo Curtain More Treacherous Than the Glass Ceiling?

They say it’s over for animation in Japan. When we look for new hires only women respond, and I get the feeling that we’re done for.

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Big Questions: Our Father, Where Art Thou?

It is, perhaps, only in this collected edition that the inter-species relationships of Nilsen’s comic thicken and caramelize, only here that the pitched battles acquire any degree of emotional tension, only here that the scope of the entire work can be appreciated.

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“Comics as a Spiritual Pursuit” versus “People Don’t Buy Comics” – Thoughts after SPX 2011

Is the audience of people currently reading the comics Internet really large enough to support, economically and artistically, the critical mass of cartoonists needed to keep art comics and cartooning vibrant and vital as an expressive medium? Or do we have to look for new, expanded audiences, who may never be “comics insiders”?

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Utilitarian Review 9/24/11

This week’s blogs and links.

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Can’t Get No Worse

Hoping for the end.

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Have To Admit It’s Getting Better

Heroes is less racist than mainstream comics. Yay?

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