Tag: manga

The Act of Killing in Comics

For a while now I’ve been thinking about comic artists and writers of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. They were people directly affected by the wars and violence of their time. Some went on to create truly amazing and grisly horror and crime comics, in part reflecting on […]

Wonder of the Wolf Guy

One of the greatest joys in my life is coming across almost ineffable wonder. I take pleasure in the good and the bad, sure, but there are wonders in this world. There is art that transcends our petty categories of “good” and “bad.” Things I find difficult or […]

Summer Fun Time Reading ’17

It’s summertime again and the living is gelatinous and humid at least for me. Maybe you’re planning a vacation or are relieved to get your place to yourself as you wave good-bye to friends, family, your partner. Maybe you’re going to the beach or on a camping trip. […]

A Wake-Up Call for the Comics Industry

At Comics Beat, Heidi MacDonald talks about this week’s BookScan chart and the implications for comics. Plus, a lot more. “There is change in the air in comicbookland. It may be more than in the air…it may be in the streams, lakes and landfills, too. Maybe it’s here […]