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Bechdel looks at her mom, Abrams packages the Garbage Pail Kids, and Corman’s new graphic novel, Unterzakhn

For years, I faithfully followed Alison Bechdel's comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For , an ongoing lesbian soap opera with a huge cast of characters, all of them vivid and realized.
Serious funnies
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  March 30, 2012
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Authors strut their stuff

Literary gossip columnists, political poets, cranky lefties, and singing novelists are just some of the characters traipsing through Boston this spring to promote their new books.
Live and in person
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 02, 2012
Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest


 The Boston Book Festival kicks off tomorrow night. I've made an itinerary for you, you lucky ducks.On Friday at 7:30pm, head over to the Back...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  October 13, 2011
Boston Phoenix interview with Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry in search of the image world

Drawing the line
Drawing the line
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  April 15, 2011
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Fusing porn with high art

Porn in the form of prose and poems, along with sexy and graphic illustrations and photos, fill the pages of Salacious , a new magazine dedicated to erotic art and literature, the likes of which you may never have seen — at least not compiled in one pla
A Q-and-A with Salacious founder Katie Diamond
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 14, 2011
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Globalized

This season, there are two best buys when it comes to bang for your comic-book buck.
The world in comics
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 02, 2008


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More different than alike

In 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) as part of the New Deal’s Works Projects Administration (WPA).
Searching for national identity in State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 24, 2008
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Reading roundup

This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
Autumn’s authors about town
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008
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The Golden Age of Comics

Ever wondered what would happen if the famed Simpsons ’ Comic Book Guy held a master’s in literary criticism?
Comic critic Douglas Wolk on Reading Comics
By JON MEYER  |  August 02, 2007