Monthly Archives: December 2009

Little Magazines of the Beat Generation

As I wrote before, little magazines were precursors for the modern zine and mini comic.  And what are little magazines?  They are non-commercial, small-press publications.  Topics of interest include literature, art and social theory. Little magazines are usually avant-garde works … Continue reading

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New Kids Meets Teen Humor

Straight out of 1991!  I’m always on the look out for romance and teen humor comics, so my My buddy Mark Bilokur lent me this.  Perhaps it’s not a particularly note-worthy piece of comics literature, but it’s a fun example … Continue reading

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Bears and Blitsers

On Friday CCS held the closing reception for Bears and Blisters: An Exhibition of Colleen Frakes and Ken Dahl. For more photos, visit our flickr site. This exhibit showcased original art from Frakes’ Woman King and Dahl’s Monsters.  Be sure to … Continue reading

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First Friday at CCS: Bears and Bears and Bears, Oh My!

Get ready for a bear attack! Colleen Frakes Jon Chad Nick Patten Join us at The Center For Cartoon Studies for a First Friday reception of Bears and Blisters: An Exhibition of Colleen Frakes and Ken Dahl. An author talk and … Continue reading

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Badaboom Twist

As I was moving about CCS today I noticed a mini-comic on several desks. It was an autobio/diary comic called Badaboom Twist by David Libens. I was instantly taken with it. Art wise it was somewhere between Mark Marek Jeffrey … Continue reading

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Jen Vaughn Made the Bitch List!

Jen Vaughn, powerhouse cartoonist and staff librarian here at the Schulz Library, has just made the prestigious “Bitch List”.  That is, she came in at number 11 in Bitch issue 45. Bitch (The Feminist Response to Pop Culture) regularly publishes a … Continue reading

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