Lately, I've been thinking about the language of comics. Specifically, what we call them in all their variations. We've got comics, graphic novels, trade paper backs, strips, web comics, cartoons. Seems like a lot to me. And, recently, I've had several people ask me about what the proper name is for the medium (a heavy… Continue reading What is in a Name?
I sit here, and stare at the screen, thinking about what to write. One name continues to scroll across my mind: Carl Barks. Where Karl Marx ran foul of capitalism, Carl Barks ran with the most capitalistic of fowls. I'm so happy I got to write that joke. Carl Barks, the creator of Uncle Scrooge.… Continue reading Carl Barks
This week for my comic review, I'm taking a look at The Fisherman. This is a different review for me, because the Fisherman is done by indie comic maker (and fellow Ohian) Aaron Lindeman. Reviewing Will Eisner was a lot of fun, but I'm excited to report on the local indie scene, so let's get… Continue reading Friday Review: The Fisherman Rumble at Robber’s Reef #1
For a while now, I've wanted to do a weekly book review. I read these books and want to talk about them, and give them more exposure outside of their niche interest groups. So I thought it would be perfect to start with the Contract with God Trilogy by Will Eisner. I was intimidated to read this… Continue reading Friday Review: A Contract With God Trilogy
Long, long ago, before there was the comic book, people depended on the newspapers and magazines comic strips to read what would become known as sequential art. This is a tradition that we still have today, of course, but now not many people think of the comic pages of a newspaper as the cutting edge… Continue reading The Comic Strip
Another year, another trip to Cartoon Crossroads in Columbus. For all of the non-Ohio readers out there, Cartoon Crossroads (CXC) is a convention put together by Jeff Smith (he did a little book you might know by the name of Bone). Because Jeff is from Ohio, the convention is held in the Columbus Library, which is… Continue reading Cartoon Crossroads
When I was young, I had no concept of the cartoonist. Although, I'm sure I had no real understanding of how a comic was made. But even when I got older, I mostly thought of the creation of comics as several steps, done by different people. Now, this can be the case, true. But then… Continue reading Cartooning