Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Quiet Part Loud and the Loud Part Quiet

Head over to Comics Comics to read Joe McCulloch's fine piece about captions, thought balloons, and the inchoate nature of Thought Itself! It begins quite innocently with a riff on a Stephen King interview...

(Above: The Problem of Nothing by Michael Morris, which I got here.)

A Little Splash

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Walks Amongst Us

Another Roz Chast that's also about Google. March 22nd issue.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Postcard of Shanghai Manhua, 1936.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Found on the Abstract Comics blog: this wicked set by Michael Crowe.

Friday, March 12, 2010

That Feeling

By Christoffer Zieler in From Wonderland With Love: Danish Comics in the Third Millennium.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Poor Leonidas

From Sparta, USA #1 by David Lapham and Johnny Timmons. For the hilariously thick black outline of poor Leonidas there.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Read Up

Can I do this? Can I read up from the bottom of this panel to the top? Look at the actions described in the caption: flung, laughed, saying. Read and digest the caption as you would any old caption. Then read the image from the bottom up: there's Abraham on the ground, the white aura is his laughter, and then comes the thought balloon -- just as the caption ordered. I am uncertain about the aura as laughter equation simply because Crumb is so promiscuous with his auras in The Book of Genesis. Could be a run of the mill aura. You never know.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Poor/Broke Richard

Bright almanac: from The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin by Aliki.

Sad catalogue: Ruben Bolling in Harper's June 2009.

E Pluribus Unum

One should really check out "A Dream To Have In Heaven" (Tengoku De Miru Yume – 天国でみる夢) by Maki Sasaki, Eggbert by Laf, and "The Rise of the Corporate-American" by Tom Tomorrow.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Blechman 4

My final R.O.Blechman-speaks-for-R.O.Blechman post. Blechman calls this Kafka spoof "an experiment combining my drawings with collage elements." I like the soft inclusion of these elements into Blechman's quivering white world. Inconspicuous mixed media.

Note: the left up there cuts off the word "Kafka."
Note 2: everything's been taken from Talking Lines.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010