Tag Archive: Comics

Aug
25
2015

Form vs. Content and the “Othering” of Manga

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There was a lot of talk going around about the “manga boom” of the late 90’s/early 2000’s a week or two back, spurred mainly by this thoughtful essay by Chris Butcher of The Beguiling and TCAF. I don’t have any first-hand experience with the anti-manga attitude he details there1 nor much to say about the larger issue he directly addresses2 but …

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Aug
01
2015

Oyster War – Printer Sample Copy is Here!

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I just received this sample copy of Oyster War and it looks great! Here’s a few pictures of the book, including one with a CD and ruler so you can get an idea of how big this book is. I’m really happy with the way the printing turned out. Look for the book in stores …

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Jul
15
2015

Upcoming Story in Cartozia Tales #7

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The seventh issue of Cartozia Tales is at the printers now and about to be sent out to subscribers–and I’ve got a story in it! If you don’t know about Cartozia Tales, now’s a fantastic time to jump in. It’s a all-ages map-based fantasy comics anthology that features a core group of seven (great) cartoonists, …

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Jun
30
2015

EC Is For Me, See – by James Lloyd

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I never fail to find something interesting at our local monthly Hoots Flea market. This past weekend I encountered a vendor who had a small stack of early 2000s indie comics and I picked up a few odds and ends from him, including a 2001 anthology I’d not heard of called Drippytown, which apparently originated …

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Jun
22
2015

Heroes Con 2015 Wrap-Up

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I’m back from yet another great Heroes Con. It’s the last show for a bit that I’ll have attended as a “civilian.”  Oyster War will be out this fall and so I’ll most likely be tabling at any shows I go to for the next year or so. I don’t have any big take-away from this year’s …

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Jun
11
2015

Pics From My Exhibition at The Theater Arts Gallery in High Point

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Here’re a few pictures I took at the opening reception for the TAG  exhibit.  Info about the show can be found here.

Jun
09
2015

Heroes Con 2015 Mega-Panel: 10th Anniversary of CCS, Comics How-To Books

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I’ll be jumping back into the usual yearly Heroes Con “mega-panel” this year with my pal Craig Fischer and here’s our topic for this year. I’ll be covering the initial presentation/slide show on cartooning how-to books–a subject I’m really looking forward to discussing. Come one, come all! Saturday, 3:00 pm, room 209. “At the Junction …

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May
30
2015

Exhibit at Theater Art Galleries, High Point NC

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I’ll be showing original pages from all of my graphic novels at this upcoming exhibit in High Point, NC. If you’re in the neighborhood, please come by and check it out! The opening reception is this coming Thursday, June 4th, from 5:30 to 7:30. It’s free and open to the public.

May
26
2015

MagnEmo!

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One of the many concepts discussed on a recent Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast was that of “MagnEmo”–Magneto when he’s moody or emotional. Despite being just an offhand gag that was mentioned once then quickly forgotten on the show, it struck me as hilarious… so I had to do a visual interpretation. So, here he …

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May
18
2015

Care and Feeding of the Leroy Lettering Set

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Background You may not know exactly what a Leroy Lettering Set is, but if you’re interested in comics, I’ll bet you’ve seen the results of one in action. Leroy lettering was used most notably by publisher EC Comics in books like Tales From the Crypt and Vault of Horror. (Harvey Kurtzman’s EC war stories in …

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