Category Archives: Comics

Aaron Renier brings the Ephemerist out of retirement

Some 10 years ago, Aaron Renier’s Spiral-bound helped me regain my faith in comics, and now he shoots a jolt of electricity through the liveless lump that is the Ephemerist as if he was the good doctor himself. This strip, … Continue reading

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Charlie and the mouse : Spiegelman on freedom of expression

In the February 28 edition of the French daily Le Monde, Art Spiegelman published quite a long take on the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo horrors, and how it has affected our stance on freedom of expression versus the “right” … Continue reading

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This is not a post about Zippy The Pinhead

Wednesday’s Zippy the Pinhead cartoon is wonderfully meta, and also delightfully Belgian. And it made me think about how early comics used to attach the balloons to the characters for clarity’s sake. What more to ask! (Thanks, Gene-on-Facebook!)

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Sunday Funny

Tom Gauld has a new strip in the New York Times Magazine! In his first serving, he brings up a topic that is probably quite familiar for many of us book addicts – what to do when a book is … Continue reading

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Matt draws history

I knew Matt Madden has a definite penchant for comics that use constraints (either rather liberal to extremely difficult), but I didn’t think even he would pull of this stunt : present an overview of the history of US comics … Continue reading

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Quick loves chocolate

Back when he was still slaving away to fill Le Petit Vingtième with comics, stories and pictures, Hergé also produced the odd advertisement for a whole host of clients. This ad for the Belgian chocolatier Côte d’Or was made in … Continue reading

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Comics Dress Code

In the March 2015 issue of Air France Magazine, New Zealand’s own comics genius Dylan Horrocks has a sweet little comic about how he gets invited to a comics festival in France, and goes out looking for something suitable to … Continue reading

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