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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

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

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

Slideshow: Succe$$

"Succe$$" was a challenge from the get-go.
 Succe$$ Finale

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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