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zdarsky:

HEY KIDS! THE SECOND COLLECTION WOOOOfuckyeahsexcriminals:

SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP
story: MATT FRACTION
art / cover: CHIP ZDARSKY
DECEMBER 24 / 128 PAGES / FC / VERY M / $14.99
The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.

zdarsky:

HEY KIDS! THE SECOND COLLECTION WOOOO

fuckyeahsexcriminals
:

SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 2: TWO WORLDS ONE COP TP

story: MATT FRACTION

art / cover: CHIP ZDARSKY

DECEMBER 24 / 128 PAGES / FC / VERY M / $14.99

The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.

Call for Papers: Essays on “Alt” Cartoonists

Call for Papers: Essays on “Alt” Cartoonists

by BK Munn

The men behind the Mississippi University Press book on Dave Sim are editing a new anthology of academic essays on Canadian alternative cartoonists. They are casting a pretty big net but it is great to see this kind of attention from scholars directed at our favourite corner of the art world. Here is the full CFP:

CFP: The Canadian Alternative: Canadian Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic…

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When Comics Read Like Life

When Comics Read Like Life

Rediscovering My Roots Through Sanya Anwar’s 1001

In 1972, when my dad was 15, he fled the Philippines with my aunts, uncles and grandparents to avoid persecution by the country’s rather handsome dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

Marcos declared Martial Law that year, following widespread civil unrest at his graft and cronyism. Demonstrations, marches and protests, many of them catered with Molotov…

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Quick Notes on Super Cops: Or, Jesus, Could Frank Thorne Draw Comics or What?

Quick Notes on Super Cops: Or, Jesus, Could Frank Thorne Draw Comics or What?

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The Summer of the Super Cop Spectacle

by BK Munn

A little bit of Summer Posting redux, now that I’ve rolled off my hammock and into Fall, all of a sudden. Holey crap, I didn’t see that coming.

Just like 2014, the 1970s were a time of police riots, systemic abuse of power, and violations of basic civil rights. In honour of our current moment, a look back at a comic by the guy who used to draw…

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Back to the Garden: Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon

Back to the Garden: Jesse Jacobs’ Safari Honeymoon

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Opening Safari Honeymoon, Jesse Jacobs’ new volume with Koyama Press, we fall into a different world, whole and astonishing. An array of strange plants, set in a grid of panels like garden plots, enclose us. Then, lights rise on a scene that could be from a Beckett play: A clearing. A hole. Midday. Finally, the action begins. Enter, from the trap, Monster 1, many-legged with…

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This Weekend: Fan Expo, Toronto

This Weekend: Fan Expo, Toronto

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Well, it actually started on Thursday, but Saturday and Sunday are the big days for crowds at this huge pop culture event in downtown Toronto, which still manages to feature some comics content. Marvel spokesman and former-dialogue writer Stan Lee is the featured guest, with many different appearances scheduled for the weekend. Adam and Andy Kubert are among the comic book artist…

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The C-List: FanExpo, Zdarscon, Money, Postmodernity, Cloonan, Deforge

The C-List: FanExpo, Zdarscon, Money, Postmodernity, Cloonan, Deforge

By Will Wellington

Item! Rob Clough of The Comics Journal reviewed two of Conundrum’s new titles, Jimmy Beaulieu’s My Neighbour’s Bikini—originally published in French and translated as part of Conundrum’s BDANG series—and Alex Fellows’ Spain & Morocco. Read the review.

Item!FanExpo is this weekend at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (confetti! vuvuzelas!) and everybody and their grandmothers…

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New Books: Guy Delisle’s Even More Bad Parenting Advice

New Books: Guy Delisle’s Even More Bad Parenting Advice

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This paperback sequel to Delisle’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting had its debut at San Diego last month but is in bookstores today. $12.95 gets you 200 pages of more “laugh-out-loud anecdotes from the front lines of parenting,” delineated in the cartoonist’s trademark deadpan style.

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From D+Q:

Ever wanted to know how to be awarded the Best Dad in the Whole World? Guy Delisle has all the…

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colinupton:

THE GREATEST WORK OF CONCEPTUAL ART EVER?