The Independents & the Graphic Novel

September 13, 2012 by  
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In the 1980s comics began to recognize that a long form comic’s story had potential, based in part on Eisner’s Contract with God & Jules Feiffer’s Tantrum. Various names for this longer comics story form were thrown around. Among them “Sequential Narrative” and “Picture Novella” gained some weight but the term that stuck was “Graphic […]

Flower & Fade hits Comixology

September 12, 2012 by  
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This week Comixology presents Jesse Lonergan’s Flower & Fade, an unusual look at an impromptu relationship by the author of Joe & Azat. As always, a long free preview can be seen. Check it out!

Of Cats Past, Part Two

September 11, 2012 by  
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I’m going through my archives looking for comics I drew my cats in – and here’s one from 2003 featuring Tijger, a typical tabby: vibrant, affectionate, dominant and fierce.   (That’s me in the lower bit, consoling Johan. In 2003, I was a stepmother to three children and living in a small house with a […]

NBM Is Going To SPX and Bringing Stan Mack, Brooke Allen and ABELARD!

September 7, 2012 by  
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Next weekend, you can find some of the most prestigious names in comics at the 2012 Small Press Expo (aka SPX). Unlike many conventions that are geared toward pop culture or corporately owned comics, SPX was created in 1994 to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics. SPX hosts an annual festival that provides […]

Praise of Folly

September 6, 2012 by  
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Good reviews for ‘Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics’ keep coming in, and my head keeps swelling and swelling. A good moment to remind myself of philosopher Erasmus and his book ‘Praise of Folly’, in which he humorously argued the relativity of all things:  

20% DISCOUNT with our end of summer sale!

September 6, 2012 by  
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Order at least $20 worth of our books, any books or magazines, enter code 912 in the coupon field in the cart and you’ll get 2o% off your order. This offer is valid until September 14th. Come on over and stock up on all our good stuff! This can include books about to ship so […]

Of Cats Past, Part One

September 4, 2012 by  
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I looked through my archive to see when I drew my first cat-comic – and it’s this one, from 1999, about my sweet albeit a bit grumpy Scottish kitty Djinn: I’m pleasantly surprised with the way I drew Djinn, and I really like the dream-sequence. But I’m less enthusiastic about the way I drew myself, […]

Philosophical Cats

September 1, 2012 by  
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I like to write and draw about my own personal life – in fact, all of my comics have autobiographical elements in one way or another. I especially like to draw our cats, beautiful Siamese Boris and his dark sidekick Toto. They both appear in ‘Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics’. In fact, Boris’ dreaming sparks […]