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


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...

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


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...

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


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...

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


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’


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 Eisner, For Better Or For Worse creator Lynn Johnston, Jeff Smith (feel free to make your own Bone joke here) and, as seen above, legendary MAD artist Sergio Aragones...

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


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 Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection -- have been an incredible read...

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Fantagraphics And ComiXology Team For Digital ‘Love and Rockets’


Digital comic readers, rejoice: One of the best comic series ever created is now available to buy online, with the news that Fantagraphics Books has signed a deal with ComiXology to bring Love and Rockets to mobile devices worldwide...

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Parting Shot: Great ‘Love and Rockets’ Tattoos


From the Fantagraphics site comes this fun photograph of a fan's Love and Rockets tattoos based on Hopey (left) and Maggie (right), from Jaime Hernandez's decades-long "Locas" saga. The characters first appeared a billion years ago, and their complex and ever-evolving relationship (sometimes friends, sometimes lovers, sometimes together, sometimes apart) has endeared the pair to multiple generations of Hernandez readers...

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Michael Kupperman: A Comics Voice that Defies Categorization


"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...

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


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 ComicsAlliance's pick for best comic book of 2010...

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