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  • Comickaze

    Image Comics' [ITAL]Flight II[ITAL] shipped this week. It is an eclectic anthology of comics by quasi-mainstream artists, and younger, self-published internet talent. The first volume was a little skimpy and over-hyped, so I wasn't as excited about the second installment as everyone else. The stories in the first were short and underdeveloped; it wasn't hit-and-miss like some anthologies, just bla...

    Comics | April 25, 2005
  • Comickaze

    The Byham Theater, mere spitting distance from the North Shore in the Cultural District downtown, just played host to [ITAL]Comix 101[ITAL], a lecture by the Pulitzer-prize-winning independent comic artist Art Spiegelman. Thanks to the generosity of the Humanities Scholars program, about ten students and I had good seats for the show.

    Comics | April 11, 2005
  • Comickaze

    [ITAL]Sin City[/ITAL] is in theaters, and all the comic writers and cartoonists are buzzing about how much its creator, Frank Miller, has influenced them. A while ago I read a piece that Alan Moore wrote about him, in which he said that everything Miller does is about as ?gritty? as comics can get. He?s a pretty hip dude; here?s some information on him, since I?m pretty sure most of you aren?t in ...

    Comics | April 4, 2005
  • Comickaze

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    Comics | March 28, 2005
  • (Scene: Max enters the room wearing an orange jumpsuit, pinioned by two prison guards. He?s wearing a black do-rag on his head, which is pretty absurd given his nerdy demeanor. Television cameras are rolling while he addresses a group of troubled young men for a ?Scared Straight? session.)

    Comics | March 28, 2005

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