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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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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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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: 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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What is in a Name?

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?

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Friday Review: Lucky Luke-Billy the Kid

In order to prepare for my upcoming western comic, I've been doing a little bit of research. Some of that research was reading this volume of Lucky Luke. This was released as the first volume by Cinebook, the publishing company, but it's actually the 20th Lucky Luke story. I haven't been able to find a… Continue reading Friday Review: Lucky Luke-Billy the Kid

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Friday Review: The Fisherman Rumble at Robber’s Reef #1

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

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Beyond 1986

I'm of the opinion that comics have always had depth. That's not to say all comics all the time, in fact we live in a time with plenty of shallow comics (my own web comic included!) But back in the early days of comics, anything with depth was the minority. For most of the 20th… Continue reading Beyond 1986

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Cartooning

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

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Making Comics Part 1-Writing

To many, I think the process of creating a comic is still something of uncertainty. That is, they don't have much of an idea how they are made. A plethora of readers don't know about the process a comic has to go through when being made, so I'll explore this creation step by step. Today,… Continue reading Making Comics Part 1-Writing