Category: Comics

Trans Action

To the converted, the guest list at this weekend’s Canadian National Comic Book Expo is stupendous. The star attraction: the famously ovular Patrick Stewart — though the Star Trek skipper only slightly outshines the comics brethren sidling in his corona, like Asiophile David Mack and Marvel Ed-in-Chief Joe […]

Return of the Trigan Empire

If you’re duly devoted to the search, you may find a copy buried in your library’s delete bin, under shaggy tomes on potato slicing or the history of the Cleveland Browns. At least it’ll be easy to spot: even with its black hardcover peeling at the spine, the […]

The Object Is

From the earliest issues of his oversized comic book, Acme Novelty Library, Chris Ware’s work has smouldered with a love for the object. Each new volume betrays his fetish further, is printed on thicker stock in more opulent colours and is bound by hard covers impossibly dense with […]

Rapid Progress

Take a moment to pore over a panel in Tony Millionaire’s stylish comic Maakies. Ignore, for now, the charming antiquities — the florid prose and oppressive minutiae, the eyes empty of pupils — and pay close attention to the line itself. See how Drinky Crow’s bottle of hooch […]

Comicon Uncovered

The Comicon’s back in town, a pilgrimage comicdom’s most devoted undertake each year to the steaming barrens of the Exhibition grounds, to kvetch and cavort with the rabble and ogle the overpriced relics. Last year’s event shivered gamely in the middle of November, which makes the inevitable lineup, […]

Johnny on the Spot

A few weeks ago, Guelph cartoonist Seth was giving a scripted talk on the art of comics to a worshipful crowd at the Rivoli. He accompanied himself with slides projected onto a screen behind him, ringing a bell between each slide like a performance-art concierge. Once, he rang […]