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Nov.10.2013
Fantagraphics, which has championed comics as an art form -- and publishes me -- has gone on Kickstarter seeking $150,000.  You can pledge -- and receive a choice premium -- by going here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fantagraphicsbooks/fantagraphics-201... The reason for the fund drive...
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Oct.28.2013
My latest is up at http://www.tcj.com/morning-becomes-renee/.  Therein, I discuss Black Eye:  The Anthology of Humor and Despair and my contribution thereto with the writer (and 82-year-old grandmother) Renee Blitz.  Here's our opening exchange: ……. BL: So, Renee, you don’t read...
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Oct.25.2013
Remember, remember, the 5th of November: Kafka, Comic and Plot.  At any rate, this is the release date of the comic based on Kafka's "The Castle" (arguably my favourite of Kafka's 'novels'). This isn't the first time for Kafka to end up in drawn pictures. I like the artwork which I have seen....
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Mar.16.2013
Magazine articles don't usually get much coverage, but here's what the blogger Chris Estey had to say about one of mine.  Naturally, I'm pleased as punch. Officially out this week is The Comics Journal 302, about the thickness-size of a big city phonebook, but completely made up of very high...
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Oct.11.2012
      Artist Ashanti Davis bears his soul to anyone who takes the time to absorb his graphic narratives of a life gone awry. At the moment of our exchange, he was in transition, peddling his art for food and shelter. One gorgeous Saturday afternoon, five summers ago, at an...
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Oct.10.2012
Renowned rock star Pete Townshend has just published his autobiography, Who I Am, a book which he has dedicated to 'the artist inside all of us.' In Pete's autobiography you will read all about the man in his own words. But to get an even more complete picture, read his clearest and most direct...
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Oct.04.2012
My colleague Kate Krake, of vividscribe.com, wrote an essay on the topic of metamodern movie musicals, for example, High Fidelity.* I illustrated it as a comic and it is now available for digitial download here, free for a limited time! You will get something out of this comic regardless of how...
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Sep.19.2012
Here is an illustration for the book Secrets of Popular Culture, drawn in early 2007. Cast your mind back to those days. One of the big stories was about a practice called 'extraordinary rendition'. This cartoon inspired the book Test Your English, and was reprinted in another recent book of mine...
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Jul.24.2012
Subtitled: Translating your own work Rakonto de Ovoj is the Esperanto edition of Egg Story. It's mainly available in Japan at the moment, where it was published. See below for detaila about that. It will be available more widely soon, though it had quite a small print run. ISBN 9874930785565....
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Jun.06.2012
Continued from Part 2: Mr. P! and His Damn Dog was born from my general inability to accomplish any kind of reasonable life drawing. I had always drawn little cartoons and what not, in fact a grand project I took on in junior high was to draw a cartoon figure of every character in the Marvel...