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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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Friday Review: Lucky in Love

Ah look, I'm reviewing another book you probably never heard of. Don't you try to change me. Here's the deal, I'd never heard of this book until last week, but a friend of mine showed it to me, and flipping through, I thought "this is the kind of book to review on Friday!" Actually, my friend… Continue reading Friday Review: Lucky in Love

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Friday Review: 5,000 km Per Second

For this week's book review, I went on a quest to find something different. And, thanks to the people at Fantagraphics (doing the Lords' work tm), I found 5,000 km Per Second. This comic was written and drawn by Manuele Fior, and was originally published in Italy. So I have to thank Jamie Richards for the translation.… Continue reading Friday Review: 5,000 km Per Second

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Friday Review: My Friend Dahmer

I have to say, it took me a surprisingly long time to get to this book. Given that I live in Ohio, I've run into a lot of people who've read My Friend Dahmer, but I myself never picked it up until recently. I'll start the review portion by saying this book is a haunting experience. I… Continue reading Friday Review: My Friend Dahmer

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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: A Contract With God Trilogy

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