Category: Comics

A Very Modern Coyote

“Bugs Bunny is an inspiration. How could I fail to admire a character who is equal parts Rex Harrison, D’Artagnan, and Dorothy Parker, packed into a graceful rabbit skin? Daffy is recognition, as is the Coyote.” “Human beings, of course, in even their most grandiloquent plans, often resemble […]

There are Witches in the Woods

There are witches in the woods. You might see them celebrating their sabbats or raising wands and athames on full moon nights. Jacob Sprenger and Heinrich Krämer say, on the nights of the dark moon, you can see witches working their magic or stealing men’s most precious parts […]

Revisiting Dakota North

1986 was a year of changes for comics, with the Big Two working overtime to freshen up their respective lines with series that could compete with the booming indie world for adult readers who were bored with the soap opera styles of mainstream comics. DC’s successes in that […]

On the Trail of the Catwoman

“Everything changes and nothing remains still … and … you cannot read twice the same book.” ~ Sorta Heraclitus. I think a lot about what it means for art to be good or bad. I think one of the signs of good art is that you always find something more […]

Rated M for Mature

Not many comics start with a woman giving birth in the back of an old body shop asking, “Am I shitting? It feels like I’m shitting.” Hell, not many stories do period. But Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga (Image) does.  And when the baby is born, it’s […]