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The Truth, Steve

The Simpsons before the Simpsons.

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The Hooded Utilitarian Comics-Hating List of Love

Loving all comics, even the hateable ones.

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They Die Falling Forward

Umezu’s protagonists are constantly overcome with shock, terror, and horror, but never with despair.

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The HU Lady List

Women in the list of 115 best comics.

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#6: Little Nemo in Slumberland, Winsor McCay

Winsor McCay spoke the saddest and greatest last words of any cartoonist.

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Illustrated Wallace Stevens: The Emperor of Ice Cream

Text by Wallace Stevens; Art by Shaenon Garrity.

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Phooey From Me to You: Six or Seven Things I Know about Popeye

1. Popeye is old. I don’t mean the strip is old.  Everybody knows the strip is old.  I mean Popeye himself is supposed to be a senior citizen.  He’s a grizzled old sailor, with emphasis on the old, with extra old added on. 

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