Thursday, November 13, 2008
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Monday, February 11, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
If Will Eisner, Alex Toth, Frank Miller and Ted McKeever got you all fetussed, you might have given birth to someone like Paul Grist. Grist did the awesome Kane police procedural series and is currently working on his super hero, Jack Staff: Britain's Greatest hero.
The work is dense and playful at the same time. Experimental and emminently readable. Nostalgic and new. I know it's not the cool thing to say, but I think it might even be a bit more sophisticated than Kane.
Anyway, it's a hell of a lot of fun. Start with "It All Used to Be Black and White".
Jack Staff is ™ and © 2008 Paul Grist.
Monday, November 26, 2007
THE QUIET BIRDMAN
The Quiet Birdman was one of the great characters of the minicomic woorld until those minicomics got turned into a thick brick of a book called The Aviary. He's the witness, the instigating object and possibly the Machiavellian schemer in Jamie Tanner's surreal opus. Go read The Aviary, because I haven't. I've only read a whole bunch of minis. I talked about two of them here and here.
The Quiet Birdman is ™ and © Jamie Tanner.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
THE BEAST MOTHER
Saturday, November 24, 2007
THE AMZING ADVENTURES OF BILL/YES, MASTER
The Amazing Adventures of Bill is the fun-time diary comic. They are always the first ones I read after a day of conventioning and prior to a night of acting like a drunken fool. Only Tales Designed to Thrizzle makes me laugh like his do on such a consistent basis. What's best, for me, about Yes, Master is seeing Bill work on his drawing chops and bring them up a level closer to the funny. And his Igor is a great design — just like Bill!
The Amazing Adventures of Bill and Yes, Master are ™ and © Bill Roundy.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Jeffrey Rowland's truer than true web comic journal is one of the few consistently interesting and funny web comics out there. Some prefer his fantastical fiction comic WIGU more , but my internet monies are on Overcompensating!
Overcompensating, WIGU, and probably Jeffrey Rowland are ™ and © Jeffrey Rowland.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Casanova Quinn! Probably my favorite mainstream monthly coming out. Definitely the book that made me revisit the value of the monthly serial at all. I'm sure, one day, I'll like to have a big thickens of these, but, for now, I'm thrilled to get my 16-pages and out each month. Cas hasn't appeared in the book since Fabio Moon started drawing it, but the latest issue (10) was still the best of the series so far. Hopefully, we'll get to see Bá and Moon switch on and off this series for a couple years. That'd be nice.
Casanova Quinn is ™ and © Matt Fraction and Gabriel Bá.