Author: Kat Overland

A Good Roundtable on The Good War

“The Good War” is a comic collaboration between cartoonist Mike Dawson and MSNBC anchor and author Chris Hayes, examining how WWII nostalgia played a part in post-9/11 pop culture and political messaging. Published on The Nib, “The Good War” adapts Chris Hayes’ piece “The Good War on Terror,” published by In These Times in 2006 (The Nib notes that numbers have been updated). Let’s talk about structure. The Nib has been publishing comics created for mobile/screen reading. “The Good War” seems especially optimized for this, despite its length. Rosie Knight: This was a comic that I really enjoyed reading,...

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Small Press Bites: Faves of 2017 Edition

Another year has come to a close, and in-between experiencing an existential despair heretofore unknown to me, I read a bunch of great comics. And so did our bevy of wonderful writers! And some of those comics happened to come from small presses, indie creators, self-publishing, and the internet. We’ve written up a collection of our favorites from this year, presented to you.   Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists Jessica Campbell Koyama Press A whip-smart guide on the hotness (or notness) factor of the vaunted male artists in the high art canon. For once, the male gaze is...

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Making a Spectacle with Megan Rose Gedris

Megan Rose Gedris (handle: Rosalarian) has been doing this comics thing for a long time—her first webcomic, YU+ME: dream, debuted in 2004, and she’s been creating ever since then, with the sadly now offline pulp comic I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space, erotic tales like Darlin’ It’s Betta Down Where It’s Wetta on Filthy Figments, and a webcomic about being trapped in a small town, Meaty Yogurt. Along with all that, she’s also an accomplished burlesque performer! Gedris is now embarking on a new project with Oni Press, Spectacle, a webcomic about a pragmatic engineer, Anna, who works as a psychic in a traveling...

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Small Press Bites: SPX Edition

Small Press Expo might have been last month, but that doesn’t mean the books our writers picked up won’t be just as good this month! Kayleigh, Rebecca, and Kat highlight some of their purchases from the convention — maybe you’ll find a zine or two for yourself, too! God Dammit Kyle MacLachlan Maureen Sullivan (Editor and Artist), Kate Beller, Alex Fine, Janna Morton, Robin Savage, Michael B. Tager, Catherine Wang (All Contributors) September 2017 Perhaps no work of modern literature has spoken to my soul as deeply as the mini-comic God Dammit Kyle MacLachlan. Dedicated to the actor, part-time...

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Halloween Mini-Reviews Bonanza: Haunted Chunks to Chew On

It’s Halloween on Tuesday! Woah, scary! Want some comics with that? Yes you do! Try these. Coady and the Creepies Liz Prince (writer) and Amanda Kirk (artist) BOOM! Box October 11, 2017 Coady and the Creepies stars horror pop punk band The Creepies made up of triplet siblings Coady, Cory, and Criss. The band and their roadie are traveling the country playing kick ass punk shows and getting mixed up in some hair-raising hijinks. This series is SO MUCH SPOOKY FUN, and there’s a great ghostly twist to this story! It’s full of spectres, meddlesome demons, fashionably dressed skeletons,...

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