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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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Funnybook Paparazzi in Austin

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Had nice conversations with Tony Millionaire, nee of Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts fame, and Dave Herman, voice actor extraordinaire whose animation credits include Futurama, American Dad, Bee Movie and the upcoming Drinky Crow Show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim next spring at a signing hosted last Saturday at nationally reknowned Austin Books and Comics.

If Dave's name doesn't ring a bell with you, no doubt you'll remember his unforgettable collaborations with the wicked funny Mike Judge on the Texas com

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Creator Q&A: Tony Millionaire

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Must 've been sleeping when the news broke that the fine folks at Cartoon Network's Adult Swim had aired a pilot based on Tony Millionaire's brilliant Maakies weekly strip, appearing in a fine alt-weekly newspaper near you (includ

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The Comics Page: Comic Strip Masterpieces

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Over the past several weekends, we've been breaking up the mix of news, views, interviews and features by talking up the work of living, breathing cartoonists hiding in plain sight on the Web, meaning those with a pulse. This week's tribute casts a spotlight on a group of cartoonists whose best days have come and gone, but are never fo

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And I Thought Censorship Was So Yesterday

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Very intentionally, I've stayed away from the latest tale of woe involving the forced resignation of a young high school teacher in Guilford, Ct., who very mistakenly assigned Eightball #22 as make-up homework. I did so largely,

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This Week’s New Releases and Recommendations

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If you read the comic books, you know what happens on the Wednesday. Bow down before the power of the Wednesday!

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Soooo.... we're already counting down to FINAL CRISIS with COUNTDOWN, but now we have to count down to adventur

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Small Press Expo Announces Bill Griffith, Gilbert Hernandez & Rutu Modon as Guests for SPX 2007

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Press Release

Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is proud to announce Bill Griffith, Gilbert Hernandez and Rutu Modan as the first slate of guests for SPX 2007. This years SPX will be held October 12 and October 13 at The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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