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Jason Depicts Famous Figures As Anthropomorphic Animals [Art]

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Jason is one of my favorite creators working in comics today. The Eisner, Harvey and Ignatz award winning Norwegian comic artist, whose work includes Hey, Wait..., Meow Baby!, I Killed Adolf Hitler and others, deftly uses sparse line work

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Wilfred Santiago Examines The Biggest Sports Icon of the 20th Century With ‘Michael Jordan: Bull On Parade’ [Interview & Preview]

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At the height of his popularity, Michael Jordan was more than just an athlete. He was an icon, a cultural phenomenon the likes of which the world had never seen, and arguably the most recognizable human being on the planet. As such, there have been innumer

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Moto Hagio’s ‘The Heart of Thomas’ Is A Dense, Heartfelt Read [Preview]

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Moto Hagio's Heart of Thomas, recently translated and released by Fantagraphics, is my first proper introduction to the shounen-ai, or "boy's love," genre of manga. I have friends who are into yaoi and boy's love, and they have been remarkably generous with their time, knowledge, and gag gifts of yaoi versions of comics I like, but it isn't quite my thing. I generally like comics

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Steven Weissman Goes Comics Shopping with ‘Love and Rockets’ Co-Creator Mario Hernandez [Photo Essay]

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"It's a process of really digging, and I enjoy it."

Thirty years ago Mario, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez created Love and Rockets. Known collectively as Los Bros Hernandez, their impact on the indie cartooning scene has been immeasurable, with their respective Love and Rockets serials, shorts and other work canonized by fans and critics as sacred texts. The reverence is well-earned, but Los Bros are also

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Parting Shot: Artist Ben Horak’s ‘Love and Rockets’/Looney Tunes Mashup

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Combining two things that I love, artist Ben Horak, currently an intern at Fantagraphics, has created an homage to Los Bros Hernandez and Looney Tunes with his clever take on the classic 'The Death of Speedy' storyline from Love and Rockets. You can

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President Obama As You’ve Never Seen Him In Steven Weissman’s Bizarre ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ [Interview]

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Steven Weissman is best known for comics about weird little kids like his late-'90s Little Rascals-by-way-of-Universal-monsters comic Yikes, and collections of strips featuring the cute, chubby children composed of thin, sharp, harsh-looking lines. These include the Fantagraphics-published Mean and Don't Call Me Stupid.

In 2009, Weissman sta

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Rediscovering Comics’ Queer History: An Interview with ‘No Straight Lines’ Editor Justin Hall

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Earlier this year Fantagraphics published an extraordinary collection of LGBT comics from the past four decades. No Straight Lines brings together comics from the early days of the alternative and underground press, stories from the era of the AIDS crisis, contemporary webcomics dealing with identity and gender issues and much more in one volume. The result is

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Sublime Artistry And Caged Fear In Lorenzo Mattotti’s ‘The Crackle Of The Frost’ [Review]

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One of the more interesting folds of the comic book medium is the level of artistic demands it makes on the illustrator. Occasionally you will read a book containing literally thousands of panels that could each be a painting in a gallery, perhaps selling for tens of thousands of dollars a piece

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Aragones, Adams, Batiuk And More Appear Exactly How You Think In ‘Naked Cartoonists’

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Have you ever wanted to see Dilbert creator Scott Adams naked? Yeah, we haven't either, but apparently someone thought that was a good idea. Adams is one of 72 cartoonists who have provided nude self-portraits for the upcoming Naked Cartoonists book from Fantagraphics, joining artists like Will E

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‘Mickey Mouse’ Editor David Gerstein On Bringing Floyd Gottfredson’s Classic Strips To A Modern Audience

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One of my favorite comics of the past year hasn't really been from the past year at all. The new hardcovers from Fantagraphics of Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse strips from the 1930s -- which took this year's E

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