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    Claire Napier

    Critic, ex-Editor in Chief at WWAC, independent comics editor; the rock that drops on your head. Find me at clairenapierclairenapier@gmail.com and give me lots of money

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  • Political Cartooning: Steve Sack for the Star Tribune

    Political Cartooning: Steve Sack for the Star Tribune0

    Veteran, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Steve Sack takes a straightforward approach. Instantly recognisable: the police car, the state, the policeman kneeling on the neck of a downed person, that person’s embodiment as Justice, the mode of that murder. The message is just as easy to parse when you’re aware of the subjects of reference: The Minneapolis

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  • LOUD: Maria Llovet’s New Book is a Bold Statement

    LOUD: Maria Llovet’s New Book is a Bold Statement0

    Though active in the Spanish and French scenes for much longer, Maria Llovet has been establishing her name in English-language, American-published comics for the last three years. From a miniseries at Black Mask to a collab with Brian Azarrello at BOOM!, her standing is solid as a line and colour artist on men’s scripts. But

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  • The Amazing Mary Jane #6: Thoroughly Modern Mary Jane

    The Amazing Mary Jane #6: Thoroughly Modern Mary Jane0

    Remember when, all of a sudden, Mary Jane Watson was showing up on every random Marvel comic cover, without it meaning anything about the book inside? Remember how weird that was, and sort of creepy, like, “Look, a babe. For no reason!”? Well it turns out that was a marketing campaign, for Mary Jane’s solo

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  • Insta Made Me Read It: UnOrdinary and Rot & Ruin

    Insta Made Me Read It: UnOrdinary and Rot & Ruin0

    Insta Made Me Read It is a bimonthlyish column covering a selection of those comics which are promoted on the official Webtoon Instagram account! Every time I take a look at two comics which I’ve seen on Instagram to get an impression of what’s a) popular and b) rewarded on Webtoon, a massive modern comics-reading platform usually accessed

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