Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Modern Newsprint Comic

There are comics in your local newspaper. They have been there for a long time. But there are also weird newspaper-shaped comics done in small print runs. These are often free or cost a buck or two. To my knowledge, … Continue reading

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Dave McKean’s “Pictures That Tick”

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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Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise

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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The Art of the Comic Con Sketchbook

       Given that comic convention season is upon us, I thought it most appropriate to write on the matter of convention sketchbooks! While interning in Portland, OR, last summer I spent some time with one particularly thoughtful writer,  Jamie S. … Continue reading

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The World's Largest Comic Library

I’m mighty proud of The Schulz Library’s collection (8,416 books and counting!)  But when I consider the collection at Michigan State University, I can’t help but commit deadly sin #6: envy.  MSU’s Special Collection Library is the world’s largest public collection … Continue reading

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Nevermind The Bollocks, Here's a Comic!

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: Far Arden

Published by Top Shelf Productions ISBN: 1603090363 Having enjoyed the educational graphic novel, The Stuff of Life, written by Mark Schultz and illustrated by Zander and Kevin Cannon (no relation) I looked forward to reading Far Arden exclusively made by … Continue reading

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Matsumoto Taiyō: A Comic-Essay

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: Monster Engine

Published by MWH Press, 2005 Dave DeVries, a renown illustrator and painter of Hulk pin-ups, donated a book to the Schulz Library at the last MoCCA festival (it’s almost that time again!). The premise for this magic book is the … Continue reading

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