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robert crumb..

He’s obsessed with ‘spectacular rear ends’ and describes his fans as scum. Yet comic artist Robert Crumb is somehow in danger of becoming respectable. Part of the paradox of Crumb’s art is that the objects of his erotic fixation are … Continue reading

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funny panama papers/john key cartoon..

(ed:..heh..!..eh..?..) Source: Cartoon: The NZ laundry – Opinion – NZ Herald News

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batman vs. superman: ‘a geeks’ verdict’

This review contains spoilers for the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice …He turns to his partner in work and love Lois Lane sighs one last sigh and charges in anyway. I felt a similar sense of futility after … Continue reading

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feminist cartoonist corrects history.. (+ op-ed..)

As with many good ideas Jacky Fleming’s started with a Google search. Having watched a documentary about ‘genius men in New York’s art scene in the 50s with no mention of any women from start to finish’ the feminist cartoonist … Continue reading

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On ‘Krazy Kat’ and ‘Peanuts’ by Umberto Eco.. 

George Herriman’s Krazy Kat came into existence around 1910–1911 and ended in 1944 with the death of the author. The dramatis personae were three: a cat of unspecified sex – probably female; a mouse – Ignatz; a dog acting as … Continue reading

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Framed! Meet the creators shaking up modern comics.. 

The new golden age of comics: we talk to the writers and artists inking the changes. Nothing kills the excitement of a pop culture phenomenon like proclaiming that is has ‘grown up’. The last time this happened to the lurid … Continue reading

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Dames – documentary and dissent: 200 years of women in comics – gallery.. 

From caricatures in the 18th-century to modern graphic novels women have been key in the evolution of comic book art – as a new exhibition at the House of Illustration of 100 artists illustrates. (cont..) Source: Dames, documentary and dissent: … Continue reading

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