Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/17/14: People said things

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Tweet § This appreciation of Cliff Sterrett’s great Polly and Her Pals says many of the right things: More than 50 years later, it’s difficult to explain why Cliff Sterrett’s magnificent creation never quite took flight. To be sure, “Polly” was way ahead of its time. Sterrett’s surrealistic, ­quasi-cubist artistic style was a unique fixture […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/15/14—Astonishing links

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TweetOh snap the links piled up while we were on home internet vacation. § David Rees (Get Your War On) and Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle) are doing a comic strip for the Sunday New York Times. That’s good! But I guess that means Brian McFadden isn’t doing one any more. That’s bad. There […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 1/6/14: Have a great Epiphany, everyone!

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§ January 6th is the Christian feast known as Epiphany, also the 12th Day of Christmas, so the holidays are over AND you get to wish people a great Epiphany. It never gets old. Above painting by Abraham Bloemaert.

year in review

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TweetBest of The Year 2013: Part 1 of 3 | ComicsRefueled undefined Comics! 101 Creators to Watch in 2014 undefined Comics! 101 Creators to Watch in 2014 undefined FUCK YOU, LIZ PRINCE – 2013, what a challenging and tumultuous year you have been undefined Marines Won’t Let Women Who Passed Infantry Test Join Infantry | […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 1/2/13: what have we to look forward to?

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§ Lists and stuff! 13th Dimension has a credible 13 Titles to Watch in ’14 While ComicBook.Com coud only muster five comics to look forward to.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/31/13: These links will blow your mind. And then they will make you lose control of your bladder. Sorry.

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Tweet§ I don’t know what the Brevard Times is, but they are hiring a cartoonist. Experience in caricature drawings.  Interested applicants should send their resumes along with a sample caricature drawing to brevardtimes@gmail.com. No mention of pay so you might want to ask about that. I was also amused by some of their requirements for […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/30/13: At first you thought these were just links. But a closer look left you speechless.

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Tweet§ Matt Fraction talks about being in recovery and offers some words of advice for those seeking help with an addiction: And I heard something so true that once again a meeting made me cry and I stood up and said my name and took my first chip and began the process of adding real […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/20/13: How to enter a bouncy house

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TweetThanks for all the great emails yesterday, people. They are much appreciated. § MUST READ: More on Neil Cohn’s experiments in how comics are read. He actually put electrodes on people’s brains to figure this out. Cohn says any language has a “holy triumvirate” of elements: expressive form, grammar, and meaning. Comics, he argues, meet […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/19/13: These amazing links will change the way you think about clicking on links

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Tweet§ The Comics Reporter Holiday Interview series has kicked off with Paul Pope! Your morning coffee reading is assured for the next few weeks. § The Hollywood Reporter’s legal reporter Eriq Gardner has a devil’s advocate In Defense of Shia LaBeouf suggesting that LaBeouf “seemed to be making the case for his transformative “fair use” […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/17/13: Molly Crabapple visits Art Spiegelman and then all hell breaks loose!

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TweetOh man between a new attempt to summit Sandman, and LaBeouf-gate, all hell totally broke loose last night! The hell was rolling around untethered, knocking things down, and it stove a big hole right in the drywall over in the mud room. Damn. § Meanwhile, in SoHo, Molly Crabapple went to interview Art Spiegelman and […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/12/13: These cranky comments by the creator of Rambo just about made my decade

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Tweet§ Great news! Israeli cartoonists Rutu Modan and Yirmi Pinkus have launched a line of kids comics. Over the years, they have developed their skills and their creations now range from graphic novels to books of prose for adults. They both teach visual communications: Modan at Bezalel and Pinkus at the Shenkar School of Engineering […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/11/13: These cartoons by Ad Reinhardt will make you jump up and run around the room

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Tweet§ Congrats to Beat alumna Hannah Means-Shannon on being named editor-in-chief of Bleeding Cool. Poor Rich Johnston—writing for the site less than a year and she’s already taken it over. Seriously, congrats to Hannah, who is one of the hardest workers I know. Avatar Press’s Editor-in-Chief William Christensen explains, “Hannah is simply the only candidate […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 12/10/13: Emily Carroll’s THROUGH THE WOODS previewed and it will blow your mind

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Tweet § Holy crap! A preview of Through the Woods, the first collectino of Emily Carroll’s comics. It’s coming nextyear from Simon & Shuster(!). Zainab has more: Carroll is, to my mind, the only web-comic creator, along with Boulet, to make a fuller use of the platform, testing and exploring it in innovative ways. Her […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/9/13: You’ll love comics even more after you read this!

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Tweet§ It isn’t just here, folks: in India a cartoonist has been arrested for harassing a woman over the phone. A female translator who hired him to illustrate a cover for a book complained that the unnamed cartoonist was calling her late at night with crank calls. The perp was found to have four other […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/6/13: Lonely Superman

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Tweet§ The DC Comics blog actually marshals the evidence for why Superman is lonely: building robot friends, putting a cape on his dog, that kind of thing. § I stayed the hell away from that Sound of Music thing last night. WHY. § And yet I’m intrigued by the first picture of Quvenzhané Wallis as […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/04/13: Cartoonists start fighting and you won’t believe what happens next!

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Roiling tensions! Some sad, some silly.