• Women Making Comics: Katie Green on the Power of Autobiographical Comics

    Women Making Comics: Katie Green on the Power of Autobiographical Comics0

    This article contains references to eating disorders and sexual abuse. Katie Green is an artist based in the south west of the UK. She creates comics and zines, as well as designing craft projects and knitting patterns. With her latest book, Lighter Than My Shadow, she chronicles her struggle with—and recovery from—eating disorders and sexual

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  • Rulebreakers: Billy Johnson and His Duck Explore Lettering

    Rulebreakers: Billy Johnson and His Duck Explore Lettering0

    Billy Johnson and His Duck are Explorers is a comic by cartoonist Mathew New, running here and there online and in print since about 2011. The premise is simple; it’s exactly as the title suggests. Billy and Barrace explore your classic pulp fiction ruins, chatting together as they go. It’s simple, but not emotionally simplistic. Map

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  • Yorris: Being Two People At Once

    Yorris: Being Two People At Once0

    8house #4:Yorris, Part 1 Fil Barlow & Helen Maier Image Comics November 2015 I need to write this review in two different voices. I need to write it with two different hands for two different audiences. That’d be a trick, a real coup. It might accomplish my goal, which is to get you to listen

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  • Craft in Cartooning: Five Slices of Octopus Pie

    Craft in Cartooning: Five Slices of Octopus Pie0

    Octopus Pie won Meredith Gran an Ignatz, and maybe you don’t know why yet. Or maybe you’d just like to bask in the quality of this comics?  Sailor, either way, I’m here to help ya. I have made a list. It’s five points long and I’m sure you can’t believe what I left off—but that’s great too!

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  • Why Your School Library Needs QUEER: A Graphic History

    Why Your School Library Needs QUEER: A Graphic History0

    QUEER: A Graphic History Julia Scheele & Meg-John Barker Icon Books September 2016 QUEER: A Graphic History is the gender and sexuality textbook every school library should stock–on every shelf. It runs at an unrelenting pace, if you keep turning the pages, but each leaf has enough information and suggestion packed into a short paragraph

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  • Political Cartooning and How to Survive the Pitfalls of the Internet

    Political Cartooning and How to Survive the Pitfalls of the Internet0

    I’ve been cartooning a long time, and in the last year as our society has boiled over with all of its longstanding ills, drawing has felt like the best way I know how to preserve my sanity so, armed with a pencil, I took a sharp turn away from fiction and toward social commentary. I strongly encourage

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