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
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
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
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
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?
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
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