Category Archives: Comics

Off to Angouleme

By the time  you read this, I’m on a train heading south for the comics cornucopia that is the Festival of Angoulême. I’ll try to spot some nice ephemera along the way, but I’ll probably be too busy taking it all … Continue reading

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Mix ‘n’ match heroism

Brazilian guerilla artist Butcher Billy (him of the Charming Man Of Steel) uses quite iconic imagery from the clash of the titans in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns to tell that only slightly less earth-shattering story of the confrontation between … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck

Rejoice! Thanks to the good people of the Dartmouth College Library, you can now read The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck by Rodolphe Töpffer, generally considered to be the very first modern comic, in its entirety. The book was published in … Continue reading

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Gerard, the game

This I like very much. To promote her quite fantastic debut graphic novel, The Miracle of Vierves, Flemish cartoonist Inne Haine created an original board game featuring the book’s characters and replicating its theme, namely the hunt for a stag’s … Continue reading

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Roz Chast does National Poetry Month

The poster for this year’s (American) National Poetry Month, traditionally held in April, was designed by New Yorker regular Roz Chast, and features a quote from a poem by Mark Strand. Poets.org is distributing 120,000 posters for free (within the … Continue reading

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Hands inside the panel!

The joke is as old as comics themselves, I guess, but this version by Alex Norris, is a funny, inventive new take on it. What’s more, it’s just one of the many strips by Alex that reveal this refreshingly offbeat … Continue reading

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The Dartmoor Pegasus

Every now and again, if you wait long enough, something delightful will pop up on your screen that you didn’t know about and that makes you simply happy. The Magnificent Dartmoor Pegasus Named Kevin is a new web comic by Philip Reeve … Continue reading

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