Category Archives: Comics

So long, Master Cooke

Earlier today it was announced that cartoonist Darwyn Cooke has died. Even though I never met the guy, I feel like I’ve lost a friend, somebody who was there when you needed him and offered advice and comfort. Allow me … Continue reading

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Mark Zuckerberg is a comic character

A while ago Facebook honcho Mark Zuckerberg published the above photo of his wardrobe, and the internet went into a frenzy. How can anybody be so bland as to have only the same shirt and hoodie? At the same time, efficiency experts … Continue reading

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The perils of taking a cab

Illustrated PEN is a weekly feature on the PEN America website showcasing some of the best non-fiction and reportage comics around. The latest installment is a funny comic by Eric Orner about the joys and risks of taking a cab in Israel … Continue reading

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Robotic Interview

Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson rarely uses the comic form in his very prolific work, but when he does, he likes to be interviewed by one of his little robots.

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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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