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‘What I Did’: Guilt and the Anthropomorphic Simplicity of Jason [Review]

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It seems hard to overestimate the affection Norwegian cartoonist Jason (one name only) creates in comics fans of many stripes. When I worked in a comic book store full of Fantagraphobics, the one book from the House of Groth I can remember being recommended by a spandex-loving co-worker was Jason's Hey, Wait... I bought it then,

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Paul Chadwick Reveals New ‘Concrete’ Series, Harlan Ellison Sci-Fi Comic Near Completion

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Creation and Creator, both hard at work. Concrete in the fields, left. Chadwick in the studio, right.

Paul Chadwick's Concrete debuted in 1986 in Dark Horse Presents #1, and quickly became a touchstone work in what might be called the "alternative mainstream" of comics, the non-superhero comics from publishers like Dark Horse and Comico that sought to emulate the aesthetic strengths of superhero comics while expanding their focus to other genres of stories. Though he hasn't published any comics for the la

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Don’t They Know It’s ‘H DAY’? [Review]

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If the back cover copy hadn't told me, I probably never would have realized that Renee French's new Picturebox graphic novel, "H Day," was about her struggle with migraine headaches, although the adorable shelving classification "migraine / graphic novel" might have tipped me off. Not that it mat

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Dazzling, Filthy Violence: ‘Prison Pit 2′ by Johnny Ryan [Review]

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It's hard to write about Johnny Ryan's new book from Fantagraphics, "Prison Pit 2," without resorting to profanity, if only because the three most common thoughts blurted out while reading it rhyme with "Holy spit!", "What the duck?!?", and "Jeeeeeeeeebus Diced." "Prison Pit 2" is mental, obscene, an

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Dream Thieves: What Comics Should Learn to Fear about ‘Inception’

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Christopher Nolan's recent movie "Inception" has been called a puzzle-box, a brain-twister, and a "Kubrickian masterpiece." It is none of these things. It is a straightforward heist movie with a fantasy twist, in which every plot point is explai

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Nick Cave to Write New ‘Crow’ Movie, Improving Its Improbable Chances of Rocking

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Up until now, you could be forgiven if you were unaware that director Stephen Norrington has been planning a new film version of James O'Barr's 1988 comic "The Crow," because up until now there has been no good reason to care at all about a new film version of "The Crow," which was first adapted semi-interestingly to film in 1994 by director Alex Proyas, and then flogged to death over a series of three sequels, one TV series, and an endless amount of Hot Topic merchandise.

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Something’s Missing: The Loss of Buenaventura Press

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It's been almost two weeks since we found out that it's been five months since Buenaventura Press closed its doors. The span of time between the event and the news breaking had an odd cushioning effect, like when you find out someo

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