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Boris is still sick, so no news from the “world of comics” for today. Just hunkering down and being with the beloved. For the Boris lovers: he’s been eating and drinking more thanks to some cortisone injections and an appetite stimulant called Entyce. Baby boy has required a lot of attention and I’ve had to […]


SAZ; TAZ; Dan Archer in Colombia ————————————————————————————————— Semi-Autonomous Zine Via the Asia Art Archive: Observing that the term zine has been in recent years co-opted to apply to nearly anything—cute, small, nicely printed, not entirely mainstream—our research led to the proposal of a new definition, one borne of conditions specific to this part of the […]


Caleb Orecchio here with early morning thoughts and other news. ————————————————————————————————— “Sometimes I think that I know too much.” Talking to a friend recently while he was visiting Pittsburgh, we discussed this feeling of knowing “too much” about comics. The thought seems silly in retrospect. Obviously you can’t know too much about comics, but the breadth […]


Sally Ingraham here with a look at Aisha Franz’s Shit is Real – plus other news and comics! ————————————————————————————————— Aisha Franz‘s new comic – Shit is Real (Drawn & Quarterly 2018) – begins in a wilderness at the edge of a city. The main protagonist, Selma, is crawling toward a city, and you realize that […]


Caleb Orecchio here with a Kirby and Toth collab! ————————————————————————————————— Look! At New Dimension Comics in Elwood City the other day, I found this comic I didn’t know existed! Did you? I mean, it’s really not that great of a comic. Neither genius shines particularly bright here, and the inker is nothing short of BORING! […]


No news for today. I’m home with a sick cat on my lap. On the local front, The Pittsburgh Comics Salon meets tonight at Kaibur Coffee in Polish Hill. Audra Stang and I will be leading Pittsburghers in some comics calisthenics exercises. It’s always a good time – coffee, shop talk, solidarity. Commodity form as community […]


Geneviève Castrée and Anders Nilsen; Escher in Industry City; Evolving Floorplans —————————————————————————————————   Writing about A Bubble  Anders Nilsen discusses his work on the posthumous book by Geneviève Castrée: It’s often the case that the right solution to a narrative or visual problem feels like it comes out of nowhere. These bubble don’t feel, to […]


Caleb Orecchio here, as usual, with your Monday edition of the news! ————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————— if you don’t know, now you know Paul Kirchner is the latest guest on Inkstuds. Rob Clough reviews Benji Nate’s Catboy as well as some issue of Jepcomix by Jep Sometimes, as a cartoonist, I wish I was French. Also on […]


Sally Ingraham here with comics and news from Nick Fowler, Annie Koyama, Believer Magazine, and much more! ————————————————————————————————— Here on the site Nick Fowler writes about his recent Rowhouse Residency: “One of the most important things that was cemented for me during my time at the Rowhouse was the immense importance of environment. In both […]