Category Archives: Comics

I just don’t get Marvel

Would somebody explain to me how, in the course of a week, you can arrange to have a visual genius like Michael Cho to create variant covers to 22 of your regular books (my favorite, above) and degrade your characters … Continue reading

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We Told You So

After having been announce many years ago, We Told You So, the definitive history of Fantagraphic Books is now slated for publication in November of 2016. Written by the inimitable Tom Spurgeon, the book sports a (not as yet final) … Continue reading

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Irony always wins, even in Angouleme

Sometimes satire just presents itself. To promote the Morris and Lucky Luke exhibition at this year’s Festival of Angoulême, posters had been distributed all through town with the typical signs that would mark the western towns’ limits in the comic. … Continue reading

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Burns in 1983

In 1983, Charles Burns provided this cover for the Seattle Rocket alternative newspaper. With thanks to the New Yorker for digging it up.

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Faster than a speeding truck

Somehow I don’t think the indicia on this Polish truck (which passed me on the right at alarming speed only to almost slam in the traffic jam some 200 meters ahead of us) were authorised.

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Alzheimer’s also affects heroes

It’s been quite a while since I saw a bonafide ad campaign featuring classic comic heroes, but this one really fits the bill. The Association France Alzheimer wanted to alert people to be aware of the early symptoms of the … Continue reading

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Sean has a thing for David

Writer Sean T. Collins not only wrote one of the most gripping David Bowie comics ever, he also turns out to be a major collector of Bowie themed cartoonist art. Collected at festivals between 2008 and 2010, the gallery features some 103 … Continue reading

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