• 2017 Ignatz Awards Celebrate Diversity and Community

    2017 Ignatz Awards Celebrate Diversity and Community0

    This year’s Ignatz Awards felt more charged than recent years, and the current political climate felt immediate and present even in the ballroom of the Bethesda Marriott where the ceremony is traditionally held. This wider perspective led to an evening of intensely personal speeches about the power of community, comics, and becoming an active participant

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  • Surreal Classrooms: The Academic Hour

    Surreal Classrooms: The Academic Hour0

    The Academic Hour Keren Katz Secret Acres The Academic Hour, according to the book jacket, is a series of vignettes about the romance between Pothel, an architecture professor now banned from teaching architecture, and his student Liana. I am not convinced of this. The first hint that this comic is not actually a romance appears

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  • Previously On Comics: Whedon, Boy Bye

    Previously On Comics: Whedon, Boy Bye3

    In with a bang: Joss Whedon, whose widely read Astonishing X-Men run featured the small, supernaturally lethal Kitty Pryde inexplicably reuniting with the giant, super-strong ex who broke her heart twice–first by infidelity and then by entitled violence against her new lover–turns out to be a gaslighting cheater who engaged in inappropriate relationships with “needy”

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  • Radishes is a Tasty Bite of Friendship and Fantasy [Review]

    Radishes is a Tasty Bite of Friendship and Fantasy [Review]0

    Radishes Carolyn Nowak 2015 Radishes takes place in a world I’ve never been to, and yet, I feel right at home in it. The 2016 Ignatz Award winner for Outstanding Minicomic, Radishes is about two teenage girls, Kelly and Beth, who skip school to visit a mysterious seaside market full of shops and wonders. The

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  • Step Aside, Pops: What Does a “Best Anthology” Look Like?

    Step Aside, Pops: What Does a “Best Anthology” Look Like?0

    Step Aside, Pops Kate Beaton Drawn & Quarterly 2015 Back in September, Kate Beaton’s latest collection of her juggernaut webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant, won an Ignatz award for Best Anthology. It was up against Nick Drnaso’s Beverly, Sfe Monster and Taneka Stotts’ Beyond, Trina Robbins’ The Complete Wimmen’s Comix, and Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying. Step

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  • Short & Sweet: Small Press Expo Edition!

    Short & Sweet: Small Press Expo Edition!0

    Held on September 17-18 in Bethesda, Maryland, this year’s Small Press Expo was a fantastic showcase for indie comic creators and anyone looking for the latest mini-comics, zines, and small press graphic novels. WWAC writers Rebecca Henely and Kayleigh Hearn attended SPX and now share some of the most intriguing titles they picked up, including

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