Daily News

11/17/2017

Sally here with Jillian Fleck’s Lake Jehovah, comics from Glynnis Fawkes, Gabrielle Bell, and Leslie Stein, plus the latest word from Kelly Sue DeConnick – and plenty more! ————————————————————————————————— I had a chance to read Jillian Fleck‘s first book – Lake Jehovah – yesterday, while hanging out at Copacetic Comics. I’ve been a fan of […]

11/16/2017

Sam Ombiri on Anders Nilsen’s Tongues – plus news from Ronald Wimberly, and Ramón Esono Ebalé. ————————————————————————————————— Sam Ombiri here: Anders Nilsen’s most recent book – Tongues – was fantastic. (For a quick overview read Bill Boichel’s description HERE.) I hesitate to refer to it as a “culmination”. It feels like Anders is coming back to […]

11/15/2017

Empezamos el día con Kat Fajardo; Juana Neumann, Delius y Clara Lagos en La Polola; Jordie Bellaire & Vanesa R. Del Rey; Ramón Esono Ebalé; Berliac; Victor Coyote y Mireia Pérez; Julie Doucet en Madrid;  y los tebeos de Cómics Workbook! ————————————————————————————————— Spotlight on Kat Fajardo Over on No Echo Carlos Ramirez interviews Kat Fajardo, the winner of the 2017 Emerging Talent Award at Cartoon […]

11/14/2017

Aaron Cockle today with Comic Sans; Yayoi Kusama; Claes Oldenburg; Jason Shiga; Nancy; Michelangelo Buonarroti ————————————————————————————————— ‘Hating Comic Sans Is Ableist’ Lauren Hudgins looks at the Comic Sans font, its detractors, and how people with dyslexia use it to read: Comic Sans and Arial are readily available because they are included by default in many operating […]

11/13/2017

Caleb Orecchio here with holiday dread, and other news.—————————————————————————————————   As the holidays approach, I’m thinking about how I’m going to lie to my family. I don’t talk about my comics in a serious way around them anymore. I just do them for fun, I tell them. That’s great! they say back. Once I told […]

11/10/2017

Sally here with Cricket magazine, work by Madeleine Witt and Audra Stang, your CAB reminder, and tons more comics and news! ————————————————————————————————— There is an article about the “secret history of Cricket magazine” on Electric Literature. Written by A. J. O’Connell, it details the creation and life of the beloved children’s magazine, with insights from […]

11/09/2017

Sam Ombiri with thoughts on Yuichi Yokoyama’s Garden, and Bryce Davidson with info on Grass Green, and South African comics! ————————————————————————————————— Sam Ombiri here: At first I struggled to read Garden more than any other Yuichi Yokoyama book. At one point, maybe out of frustration, I began just reading the images. In Garden, Yokoyama isn’t […]

11/08/2017

Empezamos el día con el Latino Comics Expo; #GRAFMAD2017; Marcela Trujillo; Dr. Fausto Fanzine; Ramon Esono; La Polola; Power Paola y Santiago Caecido; y los tebeos de Cómics Workbook!

11/07/2017

Aaron Cockle today with WHOSE HOPES? WHOSE FEARS? WHOSE VALUES? WHOSE JUSTICE?; Civil Disobedience (at MIT); Brooklyn š! & CAB 2017; Adversarial Objects ————————————————————————————————— Barbara Kruger, Performa 17, Nov 1-19, 2017 Barbara Kruger has issued terse, fine-edged directives in her instantly recognizable—and frequently appropriated—visual style of block text in white Futura Bold font over a blood-red background for more than four decades now. Though she […]

11/06/17

Caleb Orecchio here with thoughts on Alyssa Berg’s risograph comics. PLUS! some insight into Alyssa’s process from the author herself!—and other news. ————————————————————————————————— I think Alyssa Berg’s current work is a step in the right direction for a modern day cartoonist—being an exploration in printing, risograph specifically, and how that process can present her comics […]