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  • Geeks Be Gone

    Today on the site, we present our usual (near-) weekly excerpt. This time, it's Kingdom/Order, the new graphic novel by Reid Pslatis. We also have the fifth and final day of Sarah Horrocks's tenure as our Cartoon Diarist. Thanks, Sarah! Meanwhile,...

  • Sarah Horrocks: Day Five

    Sarah Horrocks was born in 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with her two horse-dogs Izo and Seiji. She makes and writes about comics.  Selected works: Ophelia; Dysnomia; Hecate Snake Diaries Vol. 1 and 2; Bruise...

  • Excerpt: Kingdom/Order

    Thanks to Secret Acres, we're pleased to share this excerpt from Kingdom/Order, the new graphic novel by Reid Pslatis. The story wordlessly follows a nameless man as he searches for meaning in his life. Through symbols and sounds, he is reminded of his...

  • More Realistic than the Sane Guys?

    First, a reminder that this column is exploring the comics of the Event. What is the Event? Read the introduction to get a broad outline of the project. I never read Eddy Current (Mad Dog Graphic, 1987) when it first came out. It remains one of Ted...

  • It Tastes Horrible

    Today at TCJ, we're pleased to share the newest installment in Tom Kaczynski's line-in-the-sand study of what he's calling "Event" comics--this column sees him focusing on Eddy Current, by Ted McKeever. Gritty, deliberately grotesque, messy, and challenging...

  • Sarah Horrocks: Day Four

    Sarah Horrocks was born in 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with her two horse-dogs Izo and Seiji. She makes and writes about comics.  Selected works: Ophelia; Dysnomia; Hecate Snake Diaries Vol. 1 and 2; Bruise...

  • Running From The Devil

    When I was growing up, I went to church and Sunday school every week. Although my religious upbringing was strict (I was raised by Southern Baptists, who famously considered teenage dancing to be a gateway drug to full-blown Satanism), it didn’t take...

  • Prickly Hypersensitivity

    R.C. Harvey is here today with a lengthy review of The Goat Getters, the latest book from the cartoonist Eddie Campbell, in which Campbell explores the early history of the comics strip, and makes the case that the form was born in the San Francisco...

  • The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics

    THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE this monumental contribution to the history of comics is to quote from inside the dust jacket, to wit—: “The Goat Getters is an arresting narrative of the origin of the comic strip told from a new perspective by one of the leading...

  • Sarah Horrocks: Day Three

    Sarah Horrocks was born in 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She currently resides in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with her two horse-dogs Izo and Seiji. She makes and writes about comics.  Selected works: Ophelia; Dysnomia; Hecate Snake Diaries Vol. 1 and 2; Bruise...

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