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Kerbaj gets as meta as can be

In a series on the quite excellent Drawing The Times website, which is dedicated to journalism in comics format, Lebanese cartoonist Mazen Kerbaj takes a quite meta approach to the idea, and decides to document his search for a subject worthy … Continue reading

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Albania ho!

British comics creator Richard Cowdry takes a bit of the cake that Guy Delisle baked by following his partner on an adventure abroad. Can’t wait to read his impressions and thoughts on life in Tirana.

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Bubbs Up

As a lover of all kinds ephemere, I simply adore almanacs, old (one would almost say antiquated) reference systems for information on sunrise, sunset, moon phases, saints days, etc. One of the mainstays of the kind in my country is … Continue reading

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Aaron Renier brings the Ephemerist out of retirement

Some 10 years ago, Aaron Renier’s Spiral-bound helped me regain my faith in comics, and now he shoots a jolt of electricity through the liveless lump that is the Ephemerist as if he was the good doctor himself. This strip, … Continue reading

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Charlie and the mouse : Spiegelman on freedom of expression

In the February 28 edition of the French daily Le Monde, Art Spiegelman published quite a long take on the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo horrors, and how it has affected our stance on freedom of expression versus the “right” … Continue reading

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This is not a post about Zippy The Pinhead

Wednesday’s Zippy the Pinhead cartoon is wonderfully meta, and also delightfully Belgian. And it made me think about how early comics used to attach the balloons to the characters for clarity’s sake. What more to ask! (Thanks, Gene-on-Facebook!)

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Sunday Funny

Tom Gauld has a new strip in the New York Times Magazine! In his first serving, he brings up a topic that is probably quite familiar for many of us book addicts – what to do when a book is … Continue reading

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