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Seeing Surrealism in Comics

I started researching Surrealism, more specifically Women Surrealists, over ten years ago, writing both my M.A. dissertation and then my PhD thesis on the subject. I have a particular interest with Surrealism’s connections to the female body, fashion, and magic/alchemy/witchcraft, but the movement is wide and its influence felt in many places. As a result,…

One of Kat Tsai's recent pieces

Kat Tsai: Visible Woman

Her imagery invokes a magic conjured by hushed shades and bright pastels. There is a strong sense of colorful harmony to each one of her illustrations, to each panel of her self-produced comics. The palettes chosen for different themes, times of day, and character design have a symmetry to them that draws the eye into…

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Review: What Parsifal Saw

What Parsifal Saw Ron Rege Jr. (Writer & Artist) Fantagraphics Books March 2017 Fantagraphics provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. In his previous collected work, Cartoon Utopia, Ron Rege Jr. suggested that readers read the book like a textbook. Not necessarily in sequential order. Looking for bits and pieces…

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