Preview: Subcultures: A Comics Anthology

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Comics anthologies are generally a good thing, but in my personal preferences, I like ones that are on a tightly focused topic better than “here are a lot of great comics by great people!” That’s just me, you can like what you want,. Thus I was intrigued when I heard about the upcoming Subcultures: A […]

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

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§ 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 on […]

Webcomics alert: Whit Taylor on survival

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A lot of people have been linking toWhite Taylor’s comic about surviving a sexual assault. It’s tough reading and brave but a needed reminder about the real life pain that certain acts people blog and tweet about all day actually have. Taylor writes:

Another must read: Whit Taylor ‘On Being a Black Female “Indie” Cartoonist’

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There’s that social context for indie comics I was talking about a while ago. Following a twitter exchange, Ignatz nominee Whit Taylor expands on issues of race in indie comics circles: I feel slightly uncomfortable talking about my own experiences, because I don’t want to alienate or blame anyone. Indeed my work doesn’t appeal to […]