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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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Utilitarian Review 1/9/10

On HU Lots of bytes through the sluice on HU this week. To start off, I sneered at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and wondered about Fantagraphics’ marketing policy (Fantagraphic marketers showed up to explain in the comments.) I denounced Lady Snowblood, movie and comic, on the grounds that they are evil. Suat came back with […]

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Yesterday Was Always Better

I promise this will be the last post for a while where I troll my proprietors. Unless they keep pissing me off, I guess. In case you missed it, Gary Groth, the editor of the Comics Journal, has a Welcome to post on the main page. The essay is basically an unctuous exercise in […]

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Note: This post was destroyed due to blog glitches. I’ve managed to replace the texts, but many of the links no longer exist. My apologies. ________________________ So, I should start off by saying that I have a ton of respect for everyone involved in TCJ. Dirk Deppey’s one of my favorite writers on comics; Michael […]

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Utilitarian Review 12/12/09

Utilitarian Review is a weekly round-up of post on HU, links to other things I or other bloggers have published this week, and some random links as well. _________________________________ On HU This week started off with my discussion of the great surrealist artist Leonora Carrington and her drawings for the novel “The Hearing Trumpet.” Kinukitty […]

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