Category Archives: Comics

A case for canabis

Adam Bessie is an American writer specializing in essay and reportage comics, often with an autobiographical slant, which he then runs in publications like The Atlantic and The Boston Globe. In one of his most recent strips, No Shame in Staying Alive, he … Continue reading

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Gaston didn’t know, obviously

In the seventies Franco-belgian comics magazines like Spirou hardly contained any advertising, except maybe for their own album series or for the odd record player. Content mattered then as more than as a buffer between commercial messages. And in case … Continue reading

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Get your epigone

You still have two days to support Jan Truyens’s pledge drive for the production of his wonderful comic, About God His Brother And Other Fine Meats., narrating the story of an old man who, after his demise, ends up in … Continue reading

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When Charlie met Mafalda

Using only samples from Peanuts and Mafalda strips, and speech bubbles from the latter, Vincente José created a new comic that reveals both Quino’s and Schulz’s main characters to be rather unpleasant little brats, with Charlie Brown laughing at Mafalda … Continue reading

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Ibn Al Rabin’s serious play

Swiss cartoonist Ibn Al-Rabin is an enormously productive comic creator, with books in the catalogs of a handful of publishers, but also with a publishing range of his own. His comics cover a wide selection of subjects, but never stray … Continue reading

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Captain Mercaptan to the rescue

Baltimore Gas and Electric wants its youngest customers to hep to the benefits but also the dangers of natural gas. Captain Mercaptan and his sidekicks Sunny and Pipey teach children what to be aware of, and be on the lookout … Continue reading

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Jeff Buckley’s infinite canvas

For official video to the Dylan cover Just Like A Woman, from the recent, posthumous Jeff Buckley compilation LP, You And I, production houses Blind and Interlude collaborated to create a genuine interactive streaming comic book. While the music is playing, you can click on … Continue reading

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