Category Archives: Comics

The Wall Of Shame

Whether the Wall will be built, and whether Mexico or the American public will pay for it, is still in the open. What’s certain, is that Gilbert Hernandez ended 2016 with a biting satire on the thing for the Village Voice. I … Continue reading

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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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