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Can Comics Survive Changing Print and Digital Formats without Compromising Artistic Integrity?

Aaron Kashtan's Between Pen and Pixel is a deep exploration into your father's comics, your comics, and the future of comics.

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Garden State Greaser Noir in 'Iron Bound'

Most of the action in Brendan Leach's graphic novel, 'Iron Bound, boils over with smashed car fenders and swollen knuckles in Newark, New Jersey.

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The Visual Blitz in Graphic Novel 'Babble'

Comics artist Bryan Coyle drafts recollection and current day settings in 'Babble' with the use of powerful aesthetic shifts.

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Congo Horrors Reported Graphically for 'Army of God'

A difficult new work of nonfiction graphic journalism chronicles human rights atrocities in Central Africa.

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The Con Artist Aristocracy in Crime Webcomic 'Suckers'

Trip City's new crime webcomic 'Suckers' moves fast, just as a con artist would.

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Anxiety and 'Adamtine' from Comics Creator Hannah Berry

The most frightening passages in Hannah Berry's second graphic novel evolve on an inexplicably stalled underground train car, where the bulk of the horror takes place.

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Obituary Writing from the Desk of a 'Daytripper'

For Daytripper, Brazilians Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá explored a volley of riches and failure from the desk of an obituary writer.

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'Only Skin's' Infinite Unknown

The forest in Sean Ford's strange and beautiful graphic novel is a vast, intimidating place.

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Humble Beginnings: Ed Brubaker's "Scene of the Crime"

In some sense, Scene of the Crime birthed the universe of grifters, drug runners, and unlucky bar flies that help make Ed Brubaker's books what they are…

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Dead of Winter: Snowy Graves in Contemporary Horror Comics

If low temperatures don't bring death in today's horror comics, they're almost always the ideal setting for it.

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A Dearth of Contrition in 'Fishtown'

Kevin Colden's Fishtown tells the story of a real-life Philadelphia murder and a jarring scarcity of contrition.

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Gripping Reportage in 'Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt'

Eisner Award winner Joe Sacco joins reporter Chris Hedges to survey U.S. poverty and economic despair in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

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The Bastard Adventurer: 'Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea'

Corto Maltese is not well liked and he is hard to kill. He's a bastard adventurer, more like Han Solo than Indiana Jones.

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Civil Unrest, Panel by Panel

Writer Mark Long reconstructs childhood memories to depict Houston's monumental and harrowing events in a black & white graphic novel called The Silence of Our Friends.

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'A God Somewhere ' Is a Challenging and Thoughtful Take on the Superman Story

So what would you do if your best friend became virtually indestructible? More to the point, what would your friend do?

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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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Postcards by Jason Rodriguez [Editor]

Of significant note to comic fans may be the inclusion of a story by the prolific Harvey Pekar.

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