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Dyspeptic Oroborous: The Divine Hobby

TCJ hearts Jaime Hernandez.

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Yesterday I announced that the Hooded Utilitarian had left I somehow failed to mention in that post how utterly, ridiculously indebted I am to Derik Badman, who did all the technical work to move the site out of the sheer goodness of his heart. I don’t know what I would have done without him. […]

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Not the Best

Suat pointed me to the Comics Reporter, where Tom Spurgeon interviews Ben Schwartz about his new book Best American Comics Criticism. I’m hoping to do a review of the book itself at some point in the medium term, so I don’t want to shoot my mouth off too much. But I did want to highlight […]

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Utilitarian Review 2/19/10 Much of the blogging this week was devoted to sneering and snarking at our host, I started things off by noting that, after two months, the site still sucks. Suat concurred, only moreso. In comments, former TCJ editor Robert Boyd also agreed. Bill Randall, somewhat despite himself, did a guest post offering […]

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Bill Randall Provides Free Professional Advice for

I still haven’t reconciled myself to Bill Randall’s departure from this blog…so I’m going to pretend he’s still here by stealing his comment from an earlier thread and making it into a post against his will. Especially since I occasionally hope that someone form reads this site, and I wanted to put this where […]

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(Part of an impromptu mini-roundtable on the failure of A few days ago, Noah wrote to me about a critical endeavor that he is planning for the HU site. By the by, I mentioned that deserved another “kick in the butt” now that it had enough time to improve itself to which he […]

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It’s been more than two months since I wrote this post discussing some of the problems on I wanted to do another go round — though I think this time there’ll be a good bit less fire and brimstone. In part that’s because there have been improvements to the site. Mostly, though, it’s because my […]

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