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Year of the Artist, Day 320: Nick Dragotta, Part 2 – X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #2

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Nick Dragotta, and the issue is X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #2, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated April 2006. Enjoy!
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Year of the Artist, Day 16: Seth Fisher, Part 1 – Happydale: Devils in the Desert #1

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Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Seth Fisher, and the issue is Happydale: Devils in the Desert #1, which was published by DC/Vertigo and is cover dated 1999 (with no month). Enjoy!
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for September 2013

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“A fool tried to sweat me, actin’ like he was hard / I stuck him twice in the neck and left him dead in the yard”
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Committed: Graphically Communicating the Election

If you live in America (or the world) perhaps you were as enthralled by the election as I was. It was fascinating to watch unfold online, as the results were reported, extrapolated, and opined upon. If you’re at all interested in visual communication and the use of imagery to convey information (as so many comic book readers are) then this was a banner year to find interesting and new ways to look at the election beyond giant maps plastered onto ice rinks and such gimmicky tricks.

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Committed: Genre-Bending vs. Heart-Breaking

062310_BulletproofLately I’ve inadvertently been reading one beautifully crafted comic book after another. It took a step outside of these current works to make me understand the different between reading intellectually interesting, genre-bending comic books, and the fundamentally satisfying intimacy of reading a well-crafted comic book. Continue Reading »

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