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Jot In ‘Lists’ At the Top of Your ‘To Read’ List

Ranging from suggestive scraps to wildly illustrated sketchbooks, this unusual collection demonstrates that "in the hands of artists, lists can be works of art in and of themselves".

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Through A (Broken) Glass, Darkly: Celebrating The American Splendor of Harvey Pekar

To become a meaningful artist one must be intolerant of cliche; to become a meaningful human being one must be intolerant of untruth. Harvey Pekar was both.

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Sue Storm, the Fantastic Four’s Invisible Woman I always just assumed an invisibility cloak was something relegated to Marvel Comic’s The Hood, the

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An Engrossing Compendium of Dogtown’s Artistic, Romantic, Swashbuckling Background

To have locked Peter Hodgkins up -- he was caught time after time exposing himself, lunging at women, creeping around -- would’ve been to lock up the unique wild spirit of Dogtown.

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This Pie’s So Good It Is a Crime - ‘Twin Peaks’ Rap (video)

Ah, Twin Peaks. What could’ve been an ever-obscure, early ‘90s throwback has held its cultural ground through DVD releases, intellectual discussions on sites like

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Jaime Hernandez’s World Revealed With a Biographer’s Eye and a Fan’s Enthusiasm

If you read comics, you know of the Hernandez brothers whether you’ve read their work or not. Even if you grew up in a tiny town where the only places to get comics were the drug store or the gas station, Love and Rockets somehow entered your vocabulary.

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Buckminster Fuller’s World: Emancipation by Design

The World of Buckminster Fuller shows its subject as inspired by both nature and humanity, and as having a public interested in ideas, unvarnished.

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Wonder Woman: Amazon, Hero, Icon by Robert Greenberger

A princess, a monster-slayer and as powerful as Superman. Now, let's talk about the kink.

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DC Comics artist and co-publisher, Jim Lee, has an iPad. And he has put it to very good use, sketching iconic DC characters the Joker

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Egads! Comics! In the Library!

Comics, that great corrupter and retarding influence on youth, evoke fear in librarians -- fear of the adults, that is, not the children.

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Marvel recently unveiled it’s new application for Apple’s iPad, and it’s essentially the already existing iPhone application Comixology, but limited to Marvel

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9 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Creator: Various

In comics not everyone can write nor draw (nor ink, color nor letter). So, there will always be 'great' works that cannot be attributed to a single talented contributor.

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25 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

Examined Life

This punctures the image of philosophy as a rarefied field, where philosophers live in some kind of Cartesian bubble, their brains effectively separated from their bodies.

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A Case for Comics in College

My name is (insert name here) and I am a visual learner -- and other reasons why comics is a relevant subject for the college curriculum.

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Supervillains and Philosophy by Ben Dyer, ed.

"Does a supervillain see himself as a supervillain? Does he see his own actions as evil?"

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19 Jan 2010 // 9:58 PM

Election Day

On Election Day 2004, cameras follow 11 individuals as they participate in the process. This is a sobering reminder of the power -- and the privilege -- of the 'right to vote'.

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Forget McCloud (or Maybe Not, Baudrillard)

Scott McCloud's text does not make any concessions to doubters. It gives people permission to start from the presumption that comics are 'real' art, as well as 'real' literature.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Supergirl’s Shorts

Supergirl's summer costume change -- which included concealing shorts under her skirt as she flew about, kicking butt -- reveals a lot about our changing superheroes.

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The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York by Matteo Pericoli

Pericoli's sketchbook captures the pictures, moments, methodologies, and musings that occur at every second in every spot of the city every single day. It is a macro microcosm.

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27 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Private Century

Not a single shot in Private Century is original to Sikl or his collaborators. This is a profound illustration of the significance of editing to the nature of film as an art and craft.

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