Tag Archive: Comics

Oct
30
2015

NYC Exhibition Reviews: Al Hirschfeld and Lynda Barry. Oh yeah, and the NY Comic-Con

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So, just by happenstance my wife’s work was putting her up in NYC for a conference a few blocks from the Javitz Center the same week that the New York Comic-Con would be there. That seemed like too good a coincidence to pass up, so I booked a flight and tagged along. It was a …

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Oct
20
2015

Original Oyster War Pages Now For Sale

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So, I just posted pretty much all the original pages from Oyster War on my store for sale. Get ’em while you can! I pre-sold a few and have pulled a few for friends and family, but there are still a ton of great pages there. These are big, pretty pages–much larger than most modern …

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Oct
11
2015

Con Report: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2015

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I returned this past week from the inaugural year of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) in Columbus, Ohio. The event has very deliberately patterned itself after the European festival model—with a bit of Toronto’s well-respected TCAF thrown in for good measure—rather than the traditional U.S. comics event model. Unlike most domestic comics conventions (and unlike even …

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Sep
27
2015

Comics Workshop in Boone, NC 9/12/15

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Here’re a few pictures from a recent workshop I conducted at the Watauga Public Library in Boon, NC. For this particular workshop, I had the participants do a one page comic version of the Aesop’s Fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare.” This project is an old standby that’s been used by lots of comics teachers over …

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Sep
24
2015

Con Report: SPX 2015

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This was the first SPX I’ve tabled at in a good long time and while I certainly can’t complain about sales so steady I couldn’t get away from my table, I’m afraid that situation doesn’t make for a very exciting con report. But here goes… First and foremost: SPX 2015 was the debut of Oyster …

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Sep
07
2015

Appearances: “Off The Page” Book Festival in Boone, NC

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You can find all the details in the article, but if you’re near Boone, NC this Saturday (September 12th), come on out and say Hi to me at this year’s “Off the Page” High Country Festival of the Book from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’ll be giving a general talk about comics and how comics get …

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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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