Monthly Archives: March 2010

Cartoons From the Other White River

My partner Dennis and I just spent a few days in Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Rain Forest (the only tropical rain forest in the USA!)  I thought comics would be the last thing on my mind.  Then I read our … Continue reading

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L’employé du Moi

The Schulz Library just got a whole slew of books from Belgian publisher l’employé du Moi.  Granted I cannot read the text but they sure look beautiful.  We acquired these books following a recent exhibition of work from l’employé du … Continue reading

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Milton Caniff's Male Call

Many men and women were unable to participate in World War II due to physical maladies like Little Abner’s one-legged creator Al Capp. Cartoonist Milton Caniff was also unable to defend his country and saw this as an opportunity to … Continue reading

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In the Shadows with Jeff Smith’s RASL

Note: Steve Bissette and I are teaching a course in contemporary comics history (Survey of the Drawn Story II, as it’s properly known).  Our students are required to submit an essay, in blog form, on an aspect of contemporary comics history. … Continue reading

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A Hole Only a Cat Could Fill

We used to have a hole in our collection.  A hole that was deep.  A hole that ached the most on MONDAYS.But then a gift was left on our doorstep during the dark of night by a man named Steve … Continue reading

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Steve Ditko and Mr. A.

Note: Steve Bissette and I are teaching a course in contemporary comics history (Survey of the Drawn Story II, as it’s properly known).  Our students are required to submit an essay, in blog form, on an aspect of contemporary comics history. … Continue reading

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Comics in the Classroom: Creating Independent Readers

Note: Steve Bissette and I are teaching a course in contemporary comics history (Survey of the Drawn Story II, as it’s properly known).  Our students are required to submit an essay, in blog form, on an aspect of contemporary comics history. … Continue reading

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Incoming: Doonesbury

It appears the tradition of Trudeau altruism continues! For those who remember, last year G. B. Trudeau allowed CCS to use many of his Walt Kelly originals for a Pogo show. Recently, the Schulz Library received the largest donation of … Continue reading

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The Silent Barn: Fort Thunder Reborn, in Queens

Cartoonist Sammy Harkham never got to visit the legendary art space / music venue / minicomic factory known as Fort Thunder.  Missing out on Fort Thunder is what Sammy called  ”one of the most disappointing things in my life.”   … Continue reading

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