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A Love Letter to ‘Suicide Squad’ by John Ostrander

June 5, 2013
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A Love Letter to ‘Suicide Squad’ by John Ostrander

John Ostrander's classic run still holds up. It's not so much seeing Captain Boomerang taking down a super-speedster; it's the fact that Boomerang kicks him over a cliff afterward that partly encapsulates the soul of the series.
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Reading into Dreams: The Annotated Sandman

April 2, 2012
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Reading into Dreams: The Annotated Sandman

The flip side of an annotation is that the focus is taken off the art and put on to the process and the surrounding ephemera. Seeing some of how the sausage is made, as it were. In some cases it informs wonderfully; at other times it's akin to academic droning.
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Ed Piskor Talks Comics

October 28, 2011
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Ed Piskor Talks Comics

Ed Piskor's recently finished the online version of his 400+ page graphic novel, Wizzywig, which will soon be given the collected treatment by Top Shelf. Wizzywig is the story of Kevin Phenicle, aka "Boingthump," a phone phreaker/hacker during the early days of high-tech computing who is sort of a pastiche of several real-life individuals.
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Degrees of Fandom: Jon Westhoff on the ‘Low Concept’ Comic Anthology

August 29, 2011
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Degrees of Fandom: Jon Westhoff on the ‘Low Concept’ Comic Anthology

"Low Concept: An 11 O'Clock Comics Anthology," was recently published. It weighs in at an impressive near-140 pages... and it took some doing. This comic book was all fan created in the name of a podcast that in turn celebrates comic book fandom, and the straw stirring the drink was O.O.'s very own Jon...
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Elfworld Anthology Casts a Bit of a Spell

May 17, 2011
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Elfworld Anthology Casts a Bit of a Spell

One of the benefits of supporting independent publishing is you can't help but feel closer to the creator and the creative process. This is only partially encapsulated by the nice hand-written thank you note I received from François Vigneault with purchase of his new "Elf World" anthology series.
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Off the Racks: Veggie Dog Saturn

September 24, 2010
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Off the Racks: Veggie Dog Saturn

This week I stopped by Chicago Comics twice to check on some comics I had dropped off for consignment. While I waited for the staff to tabulate the massive haul of cash, Veggie Dog Saturn #4 by Jason Young caught my eye.
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Off the Racks: Quality Anthology–Awesome 2

August 21, 2010
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Off the Racks: Quality Anthology–Awesome 2

Awesome 2—Awesomer: This is the second of an anthology series put together by the hosts of the podcast Indie Spinner Rack, and it's just bursting with great stories from a stunning line-up of creators.
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Wishing for More ‘Harry Potter’? We’ve Got the Cure

February 10, 2010
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Wishing for More ‘Harry Potter’? We’ve Got the Cure

Harry Potter is a wonderful series that will stand the test of time. But the kids that read 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' back in 1997 are certainly ready for rated R, if not NC-17. Here are three suggestions for slightly more adult fare that fit the spirit of that cherished series.
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Fruit Is Funny: A Conversation with Cartoonist Minty Lewis

February 8, 2010
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Fruit Is Funny: A Conversation with Cartoonist Minty Lewis

Whether you generally enjoy comic books or not, creator/cartoonist Minty Lewis might surprise you. Her stuff is damned funny. Who wouldn't love the office-based misadventures of some rather melodramatic, pathetic anthropomorphic FRUIT? Because fruit with eyes and hands and stuff is funny.
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Thought Bubbles: Comics Creators Talk ‘09, Look to ‘10–Part 4

January 11, 2010
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Thought Bubbles: Comics Creators Talk ‘09, Look to ‘10–Part 4

Concluding our conversations with comics creators on general experiences in 2009 and what's to come in 2010, we talked to Carrie Smith of Conjoined Comics and Von Allan, an writer/artist based in Ottowa, Ontario, Canada.
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