§ Nice art! As we reported earlier, Popula is a new online publication with a lot of comics content, including a sunDay Funnies page with Karen Sneider, Jon Lewis, Megan Kelso, Tom Hart and Steven Weissman. BOOK MARK!!! Above, a few panels from Hart. § Two of the best comics related profiles I’ve ever read […]
Historic Nomination at the Man Booker Prize for Nick Drnaso’s Graphic Novel Sabrina
The concept of fake news existed long before Trump, and conspiracy theorists have also, but one difference between now and even a decade ago is that the institutionalization of misinformation has exploded and brought it more into the mainstream. Seth Rich conspiracy theorists, Pizzagate advocates , 9-11 truthers, Obama truthers, and the nearly-constant chant of […]
§ So you forgot to do links for two weeks. § A Batmobile being driven by a fellow who dresses up as Robin was on its way to the Nickel City Con in Buffalo NY, when it blew a radiator hose, sending it into a guard rail when Robin couldn’t see, and necessitating a call […]
Two English language comics – the latest in the Megg, Mogg and Owl series by Simon Hanselmann , and Beverly by highly regarded newcomer Nick Drnaso– won prizes at the Fauve Award,s given out Saturday night at FIBD in Angoulême. JEremie Moreau’s historial “The Saga of Grimr” took the coveted Best Album prize. The ceremony […]
A challenging slate of indie comics and the unstoppable March Book Three were nominated for the LA TImes Book Prize.
Controversy! The title of “First Great Comic of 2016” is hotly contested this year!
Nick Drnaso’s fictional world is a particularly joyless one where even coming together doesn’t much help the human condition. It might even make things worse. As depicted in the Drnasoverse, each human has their own internal monologue that other humans are shut out from, and this creates distance, alienation, and confusion. Since one of us […]
D&Q has just announced their January releases, including a new edition of Jason Lutes’ Berlin, more Gasoline Alley, an exciting debut graphic novel from Nick Drnaso AND The Envelope Manufacturer, the book by former D&Q publisher Chris Oliveros, who has been quietly working on this book for years. The subject matter — the gradual erosion of a small business — echoes Seth’s Clyde Fans and maybe even the comics industry? We’ll find out!
In case you’re wondering about Jason Lutes long simmering epic, a new issue, the 18th, came out last May, and he’s slowly but surely working on completing it.