THESE ARE MY JOKES by NIKKI BURCH

Nikki Burch is someone I’m fortunate to have formed one of those internet friendships with. while It is sad that i have not yet met her in her person, my adoration of her work on paper alone is sky high. Because i can see how different her work is and how focused it is. Her voice is original, her style is strange, honest and labor intensive in a way…

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Cerebus Guide to Self Publishing (2010 reissue) by Dave Sim.

Cerebus Guide to Self Publishing (2010 reissue) by Dave Sim. Reviewed by Josh Bayer, 9-5-2010 Process is the key word here. This book is a celebration of the process, and a comment on the process and at times a commenting on the commenting of the process. But this should lead no one to believe that this book is a smug meta-fest, quite the opposite.  It is probably  one of…

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Comix “remakes” – Maggie Siegel-Berele on Wendy Pini

Wendy and Richard Pini’s Elfquest is my ultimate fantasy escape, reading it scratches an itch. Elfquest  is everything I want in a story, and I chose one of my favorite pages determined to do it justice. It seems profound, attempting to reinvent something that doesn’t need it: redoing your hero’s work is terrifying and exhilarating.   I went into this project hoping to continue the Pini’s story, without disrupting it’s…

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What we’re reading: Sprott, Bodyworld

Spent the day reading comics while wrangling a very active 9 month old. First, Bodyworld by Dash Shaw, then Sprott 1894-1975 by Seth. Bodyworld, like some of Shaw’s work put me off a little at first:a bit garishly drawn, sometimes overtly unappealing drawings, a lot of unnecessary-looking artificiality, and just flipping through its pages, it looks rather self-indulgent. But I always underestimate Dash’s intelligence. (Wait- that’s not right. I…

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