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Michael Kupperman: A Comics Voice that Defies Categorization

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"WTF? I guess I don't count, again."

That was cartoonist Michael Kupperman's tweeted response a few weeks ago to an exhaustive article in The Comics Journal about one-man anthologies. Well, it was almost exhaustive. It didn't include Kupp

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McKean, McNeil and Yokoyama Among Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominees

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The Los Angeles Times has released the list of nominees for its prestigious assortment of book prizes, including the finalists in the graphic novel category. Last year's winner was Adam Hines' Duncan the Wonder Dog: Show One, which was also

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21 Portraits from Tony Millionaire’s ’500 Portraits’ [Preview]

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On sale now from Fantagraphics is 500 Portraits, a very handsome hardcover volume collecting more than two decades of pen-and-ink portraiture by Tony Millionaire, the award-winning cartoonist of Drinky Crow's Maakies and Sock Monkey. The book contains, as advertised, 500 drawings of wildly diverse real-life figures from the realms of comics, music, film and history, not to mention

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Elysian to Brew Charles Burns’ 12 Beers of the Apocalypse in 2012

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If you've invested in Roland Emmerich's life-altering film 2012 starring John Cusack, you are fully aware that the world is totally going to end next year on December 21 (What's that? Something about a Mayan calendar? Sorry bro, never heard of it). Choosing to make the best of Earth's final days, Fantagraphics, crea

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Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Lost in the Andes’ By Carl Barks

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With the holiday season upon us, we here at ComicsAlliance have decided to make things a little easier on you by highlighting some of the best presents you can get for the comic book reader on your list in our Holiday Gift Guide!

Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes

Published by: Fantagraphics
Retail Cost: $24.99

This year, Fantagraphics put out the first volume in their Disney Duck hardcovers, collecting the b

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‘Celluloid’ Depicts Sex and Voyeurism as Only Dave McKean Can [Preview]

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The endearingly ludicrous Suicide Girls notwithstanding, there's an increasing number of comic books that deal with sexual themes and situations in fairly explicit yet very sophisticated ways, despite identifying or otherwise qualifying as "erotic" or even "porn" comics. One that comes to mind is Chester 5000, wherein cartoonist Jess Fink depicts in x-rated fashion the sexual relationship between a Victorian era housewife and her steampunk

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Jacques Tardi: Fantagraphics Helps A Legend Get His Due With an ‘Icepunk’ Graphic Novel

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The funny thing about comics, as a medium, is that it's so much larger than you might think. The American comics industry, from cape comics to autobio, is well known, as is manga, a Japanese import that went from niche to fad to powerhouse

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’21: The Story of Roberto Clemente’ Blazes Trails And Breaks Hearts

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There are a few ways to go about making a biography. You can do a strictly fact-based account to educate and inform your theoretical reader about someone's life, such as you would see on Wikipedia. These tend to be bland, but informative

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Are You Getting a Degree in Graphic Novels?

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What started out being an oddity -- college classes and programs devoted to the study and creation of comics -- is quickly becoming a full-fledged trend, according to this interesting Associated Press feature picked up by USA Today.

Apart from places focused on nurturing the industry's next Will Eisner and Marie S

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The Comics Page: Beasts! Volume 2

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If you enjoyed Fantagraphics' great art anthology Beasts!, you'll be very pleased to learn FBI art director Jacob Covey is working on a second volume and promises "many names that readers won't recognize, bringing a whole new audience to some artists w

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