Imaginary Comics

Comics of the Future…Today!

Best American Comics 2053Edited by Philoctetes Crumb, Jr. Yes, it’s still got the same title, even though the Galacticon/Cylon Confederacy officially conquered the planet five years ago. I guess it’s a nostalgia thing? Or a political statement? Because nothing says, “Fight the power” like fourth-generation underground comics royalty editing a boring fucking anthology, I guess. […]

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imaginary comics, part 3: “portnoy’s complaint”

I guess it’s not surprising that Philip Roth is the latest literary darling to jump on the trend of adapting his work to comic-book form. Perhaps inspired by David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik’s City of Glass or Asaf Hanuka’s Pizzeria Kamikaze, or in a bid to seem relevant amongst younger Jews-about-town like Michael Chabon and […]

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Imaginary Comics, part 2: “Uneven Hills”

Bill made up a cartoon sketched on a series of tea leaves. What I have is a set of pages that were not published as part of the Absolute Sandman series. Neil Gaiman, hitting the crest of his early comics career, did not contact an aging Jack Kirby and, in a fit of sentimentality and […]

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Imaginary Comics: Tea-Time #1

Review of Tea-Time #1By Anonymous?From a tea farm in TaiwanFour leaves, $9.95/2 ozGreen Oolong Like everyone else, I wake up with hot caffeine. Lately, it’s been loose-leaf oolong tea. The leaves’ pellets unfurl in the water. Usually I reinfuse them a couple of times and toss them in the compost. Today the sun caught them […]

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Imaginary Comics Roundtable

Starting later today, we at the Utilitarian will begin our latest round of theme posts. This time: reviews of imaginary comics. I’ll go first, with a review of “Tea-Time” #1, followed one-a-day through Wednesday. As always, comments & criticism are welcome. Just try to keep them imaginary.

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