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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

The horror

In April 1915, Turks of the Ottoman Empire began killing the Armenians in their midst.
‘The Armenian Genocide: 95 Years Later’
By GREG COOK  |  April 16, 2010

Easy on the eyes

"The Funnies" at Whitney Art Works is a sprawling show of upwards of 150 pieces by 25 artists, all of whom have been brought together by local artist — Jeff Badger.
At Whitney Art Works, "The Funnies" directly engage viewers with 150 pieces by 25 artists.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  February 25, 2009

Robert Crumb at MassArt

R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt
The beast in me
By GREG COOK  |  February 03, 2009

Interview: Art Spiegelman

"When you don't understand a painting, you assume you're stupid. When you don't understand a cartoon, you assume the cartoonist is stupid."
Drawing conclusions
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 13, 2008

Excerpts: Art Spiegelman's Breakdowns

Comic excerpts from Art Spiegelman's Breakdowns .
By ART SPIEGELMAN  |  November 12, 2008

Girl power at Halitosis Hall

Phillipe + Jorge have always been strong supporters of state Senator Teresa Paiva Weed, the presumptive (God, do we hate that word) new Senate president.
Paiva Weed to reach lofty height in old boys' club
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 12, 2008
Mp3: Spiegelman speaks!

Mp3: Spiegelman speaks!

(Joel Veak) It’s been about five years since I’ve inhaled the delicious, nu...
By Mike Miliard  |  November 12, 2008

Winners and sinners

Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 08, 2008

Let’s embrace satire, not boycott it

When the New Yorker last week ran a cover illustration spoofing the right-wing critique of Barack Obama, it was another instance in which the storied magazine put a provocative point on its front page.
Get a grip
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 23, 2008

Tragic comic

Growing up in the 1930s, Howard Zinn pored over the pixilated pages of comic books.
Howard Zinn’s American portrait
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 16, 2008


Pretty cheesy

Any way you prepare it
By MATT JONES  |  February 27, 2008

Sex and (comic) sensibilities

Josie and the Pussycats were sexy for cartoons, but they were a fairly chaste trio — too shy to appear in full-frontal shower scenes.
Dirty pictures
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  January 30, 2008

To Hell in a handbasket

The epic poem The Wild Party is most famous for inspiring two musicals that appeared in the same millennial year.
The Wild Party; Confessions of a Mormon Boy; Buried Child
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2007

Rockets men

In 1982, two brothers from Oxnard, California, 60 miles northwest of LA, self-published the first issue of a comic they called Love and Rockets .
Brown showcases the comix world of Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez
By GREG COOK  |  February 07, 2007

Dark thoughts

Most of We All Die Alone , which collects Mark Newgarden’s comic art from 1983 to 1994, is concerned with a simple truth: despair and humor come from the same place.
Mark Newgarden’s comics of the absurd
By MATTHEW SHAER  |  April 24, 2006