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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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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Prison Pit


Johnny Ryan’s work is always working on a few different levels. There’s the provocateur, the self-taught craftsman and the rare creator who has this amazing ability to access a rich subconscious storehouse of imagery that I am jealous of. In the cultural comics landscape, he now occupies the same position the Ramones occupied in their field ; the antidote to the Prog rock tendencies of his contemporaries, the moody…

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Siegel and Shuster’s Funnyman: The First Jewish Superhero, from the Creators of Superman


Interesting essay on the origins  Jewish humor which earns points for ballsiness. My co-worker, after only a quick glance at the contents questioned whether it was an anti -Semitic book because it reprints so much anti Semitic artifacts  from the early 20th century, The book is from Feral house, so it’s full of their trademark love of the taboo. Oh yes, there’s comics too. The intro is really worth…

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