§ Just some quick Kibbling today: the annual Publishers Weekly Critics Poll is out (I am a participant) and the winner was a bit of a surprise: Michael Kupperman’s All the Answers has been much praised (including my own Beat Best Of list) but hasn’t really broken out as a hit. It’s a powerful book about […]
Often in our history, but especially right now, popular culture is an obstructive thing, and one of the main things it keeps us from seeing is what happened before whatever is happening now. It’s difficult when you’re wrapped in its haze to see that much of what you are experiencing, appreciating, even being defined by, […]
As we enter a whole new year, it’s safe to say that terrorialism and tribalism have made a big comeback; in a time of haves and havenots, people cling to their groups, with often disastrous results. In comics, it’s not that different; with lean times seemingly looming, people are minding their own stores and not seeing […]
It’s been a tough week for a lot of us right? Late nights at work, an endless spew of terrible news from Washington, and lots of added stress from the grind of life. Perhaps some of you were stuck in the horrible ice storm that chilled a big chunk of the US. There has to be […]
It’s long been known that cartoonists David Rees and Michael Kupperman didn’t have a great time when they were cartooning for the New York Times last year, and it ended badly. Now, Kupperman recounts the whole sad story which involves a lot of editorial meddling (or censorship) and not the greatest deal:
Michael Kupperman and David Rees have been contributing a biweekly comic called “See Something, Say Something” to the New York Times editorial page, but this week it didn’t appear, for reasons explained by Kupperman: Some of you may have noticed that David Rees and I have been producing a comic for the New York Times […]
Cartoonist Michael Kupperman is, as we all know one of the world’s funniest humans. Tales Designed to Thrizzle proves that. He’s also obsessed with Mark Twain, something also proved by Thrizzle. And now, he’s made a cartoon about Twain’s wacky adventures aboard a raft made of garbage, now available on Adult Swim. If you poke […]
Fan of the curious antics of Michael Kupperman have been enjoying his “Mark Twain meets Einstein” adventures on his blog for a while, but it turns out that it’s turned into a book, Mark Twain’s Autobiography, 1910-2010 which will be published in August from Fantagraphics. The cover hasn’t been released yet but a few preview images have.