Tag Archives: Comic Books

Dear World, We Are Sorry

Illustrator Robert Sikoryak has been trying to cope with our national tragedy by transforming Donald Trump quotes into cartoons in the style of famous comic books and graphic novels on his blog Unquotable Trump. The rest of us are just … Continue reading

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Drawn Together

Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Robert Crumb have been creating brilliant and transgressive comic books together and independently for more than four decades. The pioneers of the underground comic genre have been smashing taboos and busting boundaries with insightful, funny and decidedly … Continue reading

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Coffee & Comics

We have a thriving, diverse coffeehouse culture here in the Philadelphia area, but it just got even more interesting and diverse with the opening of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in the Kensington section of Philly. Owned and managed by Ariell … Continue reading

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Through Half-Deserted Streets

Montreal-based comic book artist and illustrator Julian Peters has created a terrific graphic version of T.S. Eliot’s classic poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. Here’s a sample, but you can see the rest in its entirety on Peters’ … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is coming up again next week. The American Booksellers Foundation For Free Expression is encouraging readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, teachers and publishers to get involved in local activities. The theme of this year’s BBW is censorship of … Continue reading

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The East is Red (and funny too)

Dutch architecture group MVRDV has won the design competition to build the outrageous new home for Hangzhou, China’s much anticipated comic and animation museum. Composed of eight whimsical giant speech bubbles the museum will be an exciting venue uniting the … Continue reading

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