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Johanna Draper Carlson
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Graphic novel, manga, and comic book reviewer and blogger
Graphic novel, manga, and comic book reviewer and blogger

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Zuda Comics is probably not remembered much these days, since it started a decade ago. It was DC Comics’ attempt at doing webcomics, launched in October 2007 and shut down in July 2010. It ran on a contest basis, where each month, a group of submissions…

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I’m a big fan of Thom Zahler’s work, because he’s one of the very few cartoonists creating comic book romantic comedies that work as both love stories and funny books. His best-known is Love and Capes, which follows a superhero romance with more emphasis…

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The crime caper/road trip/family of witches story wraps up successfully. The three young women confront their burglar (who’s also a manipulative, jealous ex-boyfriend), but first, there’s time for a magical fashion change, because even when you’re…

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I was confused when I saw a press release from Titan Comics about continuing their Hard Case Crime comics line with three new titles. One of them was described as the following: Presenting a new vision of the worldwide bestselling Millennium novels by…

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I really enjoyed reading You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack, a collection of Tom Gauld’s insightful, clever comic strips. I’m impressed by how creative his ideas are, expressed in deceptively simple fashion but evoking a wide range of references, from…

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If you’ve ever thought about exhibiting at a comic convention, you must read Steve Lieber’s latest Dilettante column. He breaks out what you need to successfully negotiate the show and season, from months ahead to the day before. There are several…

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Love Is Love is a 144-page anthology co-published by DC and IDW and created to benefit those affected by the 2016 hate crime nightclub shooting in Orlando. All of the content was donated by the writers, artists, and editors and all proceeds went to…

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There is a remarkable lack of specific information in this announcement, but Dark Horse has just announced “a new partnership with the popular entertainment brand and cult-hit comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), which is slated to include…

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As part of their publication list celebrating their 40th anniversary, NBM Graphic Novels has announced a new book by Étienne Davodeau (The Initiates, Lulu Anew). The Cross-Eyed Mutt is part of the Louvre Collection, a series of translated graphic novels…

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I don’t know why I didn’t know about this until now, but friend of the blog Michael Eury has a book coming out in April that explores the camp comics of fifty years ago. Hero-A-Go-Go: Campy Comic Books, Crimefighters, & Culture of the Swinging Sixties…
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