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02/07/2018

Juan empieza el día con La Matadragones de Jaime Hernandez, La llegada de la Brigada, y una gira desde Lone Mountain! ————————————————————————————————— The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America – Jaime Hernandez with an introduction by F. Isabel Campoy In case, you’ve missed it, Jaime Hernandez is bringing a fresh take on timeless stories in his […]

02/06/2018

Aaron here today with FUNHOUSE; 3 Comics from E.A. Bethea; Jog on Ditko; Necromancers of the Public Domain;  Austin English; Fukushima Devil Fish ————————————————————————————————— FUNHOUSE An Interactive Book Fair by Desert Island at The Drawing Center On the weekend of March 24 – 25, Desert Island and The Drawing Center will present FUNHOUSE, a new, […]

02/05/2018

Caleb Orecchio here with thought’s on the eloquent minimalism of Gilbert Hernandez and Charles Schulz, and other news. ————————————————————————————————— Beto’s art has really loosened up and minimized visual information in the last 10 years or so, to the point that only essential information remains. His lines these days are thinner and crisper, more straight-forward and […]

02/02/2018

Sally here with the myth of the Wonder Woman, plus Vanessa Davis, Little Dot, Ulli Lust, and more! ————————————————————————————————— There is a lengthy, intense essay on Artforum by Sarah Nicole Prickett titled Serious Sex Battle – it is about the myth of the “wonder woman”. She digs into comics, literature, and film and discusses the ways […]

02/01/2018

Bryce Davidson shares the work of Honore Daumier, and Chris Diaz has 3 new photo reports for us! ————————————————————————————————— Bryce Davidson here: What’s up with cartoons? Caricatures perhaps might be more accurate. Simplified, amplified, and elegant, is it just good drawing? Nice shapes and lines? No, there’s something more. Most of us who read comics […]

01/31/2018

Juan empieza el día con un PSA y con Bombas Para Desayunar! ————————————————————————————————— Friendly PSA to Santoro School Students past,present, and future: Ever get that feeling when you’re trying to write plot and explore narrative, but your brain only provides you with out-of-sequence snippets built on vague ideas and an endless number of potential outcomes that […]

01/30/2018

Aaron here today with Louise Nevelson; Jennifer Ley; Comic Contracts ————————————————————————————————— Louise Nevelson: Black & White Feb 01, 2018 – Mar 03, 2018 Pace Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Louise Nevelson, marking the gallery’s twenty-seventh solo show for the artist since 1963. The exhibition brings together approximately 20 of Nevelson’s […]

01/29/2018

Caleb Orecchio here with thoughts on amazing, dumb back-issues that won’t leave my brain, and other news. ————————————————————————————————— One of my favorite parts of comics culture is the scrounging for back-issues, which often feels like trying to find a lost wedding band in yesterday’s garbage—in a good way. I get a sincere rush from finding […]

01/26/2018

Sally here with comics by Ellice Weaver, Katie Fricas, Jessica Campbell, Cara Gormally, and more! ————————————————————————————————— The Washington Post has more on the new exhibition on female cartoonists at the Library of Congress.  Michael Cavna reports: “It is possible, in this era of increasing recognition of women artists, to gaze at the recent prize-laced success […]

01/25/2018

Sam Ombiri on Coco Moodysson’s Never Goodnight – plus other news and comics! ————————————————————————————————— Sam Ombiri here: I’ve been reading a splendid comic called Never Goodnight by Coco Moodysson. I found out about this fantastic book through Coco’s husband, Lukas Moodysson. Lukas Moodysson is my favorite living movie director as it stands right now. His […]