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Gift Guide 2010: Graphic novels and comic anthologies

There's something about getting a book as a gift that makes you not want to read it.
Freebasing narrative
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  December 10, 2010
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Interview: Al Jaffee

Al Jaffee has been a Mad man for 55 years, practically since the beginning.
Mad about the man
By DAN MAZUR  |  November 19, 2010

Wicked Funny

Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009
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Interview: Judd Apatow

Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009
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Slideshow: Succe$$

"Succe$$" was a challenge from the get-go.
 Succe$$ Finale
By KARL STEVENS AND GUSTAVO TURNER  |  January 06, 2009
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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


MONKEYLIST

Dance, Monkey: Robby Roadsteamer

Rumours is the album where everyone starts fucking everyone else in the band. The albums after that, you can hear that they all hate each other.
We put a comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 12, 2008

July 2007


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  July 05, 2007
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Disturbed fantasies

There have been some serious disturbances in the base camp of Cap’s team expedition into the Northern California woods.
Rick Dalton’s glib search for Bigfoot
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 14, 2007
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Unorthodox Jews

You won't hear feel-good Chanukah ditties in the style of the Leevees nor any pages out of Matisyahu's prayer book. This is a foul-mouthed, shtick-heavy act inspired by the borscht-belt comics and the seventies-era.
"Good for the Jews," the Paradise Lounge, December 16, 2006
By IAN SANDS  |  December 22, 2006
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Off the press!

I can write the alternative press’s history — or one passably passionate version of it — because the institution’s trajectory matches my own.
My life and good times in alternative journalism  
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  November 15, 2006


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Glower power

It’s a mysterious career. To Whitehead’s credit, it’s not a career in the normal sense at all.
The films of Peter Whitehead at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  September 06, 2006
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Steely man

For a rock band who wrote songs about prostitutes, Eastern gurus, pedophilia, heroin, niece lust, Charlie Parker, and a post-apocalyptic world, Steely Dan have always had something akin to the last laugh.
Donald Fagen takes a solo shot
By KEN MICALLEF  |  March 09, 2006
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Comics. Graphic novels. Sequential-art books. Call them what you will, but there are more of them than ever.
A sweet crop of graphic narratives
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 01, 1900