Category «comics»

Well dog my cats!

In my mind there have been three important, long lasting comic strips that have defined the genre. Peanuts, Doonsbury, and Pogo. What? You haven’t heard of Pogo? Walt Kelly, the creator, died in the mid 70’s so those of you in my generation or later can be forgiven for not being familiar with it. Kelly …

For you comics folks out there

I’ve talked about “Sammy the Mouse” by Zak Sally before in this blog. It’s a really odd tale (so far) with really evocative art. Fantagraphics has published the first three volumes in a beautiful format. Zak wants to make a book that collects the first three volumes, and he wants to do it himself. No …

Love and Rockets (comics)

Just finished up three of the 7 volumes of the Love and Rockets collection I recently purchased. When the comics were originally published, the issues would have stories from both Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez. These reprints have separated them out, so I’m unable to read them in the original order they were published. I decided …

What have I done? (comics)

In my ongoing frivolous spending with Fantagraphics theme, I ordered the complete “Love and Rockets” series. This is a comic that I started reading in high school. I didn’t really get it back then, but I really liked the art and I could tell that there was something big going on. It has intrigued me …

First "frivolous" purchase… comics

If you’ll remember, the fact that I was saving a decent amount came as a bit of a surprise for me. I decided that I would give myself a break and do some frivolous spending, here’s the first example.   I hadn’t bought any comic since, I dunno…. my junior year of high school? Actually, …