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Friday Review: Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1

I've been meaning to start this series for some time now, so it's about time I got here. The first volume is an in depth look at the hip hop scene from the mid 70s to 1981, the founding years of hip hop. This is something that I know next to nothing about. So, not… Continue reading Friday Review: Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1

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How to Read Comics

This one is a little tough for me. I've been reading comics for so long, and have read so many, that I often take it for granted that reading comics isn't an inherent ability. But I get asked a lot "how do you read comics?" This question always takes me by surprise, even though you… Continue reading How to Read Comics

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Friday Book Review: Daytripper

Is this, you ask yourself, another book I've never read, but definitely should? Why, yes, yes it is. Daytripper is another quality title delivered by Vertigo Comics, written by Fabio Moon and drawn by Gabriel Ba. I think it's important to note that the authors are real life twins. It seems to me this helps their work… Continue reading Friday Book Review: Daytripper

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Wabbit Season

As Easter is nigh upon us, let's reflect on something special: rabbits. Yes, comics are an interesting and wild thing, and because of that, I can list of a few very special characters who are giant rabbits. I mean, when else would I make this list? I would be remiss if I didn't take this… Continue reading Wabbit Season

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Friday Review: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book

Not to be confused with The Jungle Book, or a comic book adaptation of that work. No, this is something quite different, indeed. I've been meaning to read this book for some time, because I always hear about it while reading about comics. I'm kind of ashamed it took me this long. Kurtzman is one of the… Continue reading Friday Review: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book

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The Doom Patrol

OK, so it's not often that I write about super heroes. But the Doom Patrol is no ordinary group of comic book capes. I mean, that's pretty much their whole thing. Being weird, you know? Now, usually, I talk about some aspect of making comics, or the business stuff, or some such thing, but today,… Continue reading The Doom Patrol

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Friday Review: Mooncop

You might be asking, "what is Mooncop about." And then I look at you and say, "It's about a cop. On the moon." A premise so simple maybe you could have come up with it yourself. But you didn't! Tom Gauld did. OK, maybe you did have this idea, but you didn't right this book. Tom Gauld… Continue reading Friday Review: Mooncop

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Autobiographical Comics

I'm getting ready to start work on the third issue of my auto bio comic Bearded Comic Book Enthusiast and thought that, as such, this week would be a good time to reflect on the genre. This is a vastly different genre than the mainstream super hero comics because, as you might have noticed, most people are… Continue reading Autobiographical Comics

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Friday Review: Trillium

There are a couple of truths that I hold to be self evident: wrasslin' is fun, Faygo redpop is delish, and Jeff Lemire is good. Really good. While he does do writing and drawing separately for some stories, I enjoy his work in which he does both the best. This includes Essex County, Underwater Welder,… Continue reading Friday Review: Trillium

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Comics Vs. the World

We live in a tough world. But I imagine it's always been that way, just with a different set of circumstances. Because of this reality, from time to time, I find myself wondering just what use it is to make comics. In this world, what is the purpose of putting pen to paper? Drawing scenes… Continue reading Comics Vs. the World