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I write about small press comics, I teach High School English, I laze about in the shade, I'm quite fond of sandwiches.
I write about small press comics, I teach High School English, I laze about in the shade, I'm quite fond of sandwiches.

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A Game of Trust: A Review of GENEROUS BOSOM Part Two by Conor Stechschulte
(Editor's Note: This reprints a review originally published March 2016) The last time I was confronted with Conor Stechschulte’s Generous Bosom , I needed the help of Jason Sacks to help me unpack my reaction to it . What Stechschulte is doing in this serie...
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The Pool is Now Our Prison: Austin Lanari reviews ARCHITECTURE OF AN ATOM by Juliacks
+3  I can’t write about comics.  Ok, that’s dramatic: I find it very difficult to sit down and write about comics anymore.  At the beginning of this year I told myself I’d write something every week, and if I failed to do so, I’d quit. In my lack of writing...
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The Artist Is Omnipresent: Sara L. Jewell reviews WHY ART? by Eleanor Davis
Why Art? The titular question posed by Eleanor Davis in her new graphic manifesto seems to supersede an implicit, thornier one that’s been asked of creators and consumers since Lascaux: What is Art? What constitutes it, and for both creators and consumers, ...
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ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 4/20/18 to 4/27/18
Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that  have caught my eye over the past week. COMICS CRITICISM * Robin Enrico on Benji Nate's CATBOY , writing " In a world that is unkind to our protagonist...
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Doing DiNK 2018: Chase Magnett and Daniel Elkin Take A Look Back At The Denver Independent Comics And Art Expo
The third Denver Independent Comics and Art Expo (DiNK) took place on April 14-15th. Located on all three floors of the McNichols Civic Center. The expo filled the top two with artists from every stripe of the comics industry in North America and the bottom...
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Prepare To Meet Your Maker: Ryan Carey reviews GODHEAD by Ho Che Anderson
What do you do when you absolutely love a comic, but think it's undercut by things entirely outside the parameters of the story and art itself?  Ho Che Anderson 's Godhead Volume One (a second is apparently on the way next year, fingers crossed) is a work o...
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ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 4/13/18 to 4/20/18
Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that  have caught my eye over the past week. COMICS CRITICISM * Alenka Figa writes about the end of Michael DeForge's LEAVING RICHARD'S VALLEY strip which h...
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SHORTBOX #8 is available for Pre-Order
SHORTBOX , a collection of comics curated and published by Zainab Akhtar, has announced that you can pre-order the newest releases until April 27th , with a scheduled shipping date in June.  Akhtar has an eye for great comics, and her boxes have always had ...
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It's What You Leave Out: David Fairbanks on The Poetry of Absence in CHANGE by Ales Kot, Morgan Jeske, and Sloane Leong
Flip open a comic to a random page. Perhaps the first thing you notice are the seas of color or blackness greeting you. Perhaps something incredibly dynamic is happening and your eye is drawn to the "motion" of a punch through visual cues. Perhaps a charact...
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ICYMI -- Small Press Comics Criticism and Whatnot for 4/6/18 to 4/13/18
Highlighting some great small press comics criticism being published, as well as other random things that  have caught my eye over the past week. COMICS CRITICISM * Carta Monir reviews THE PERVERT by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell, which "i s that big, dif...
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