Originally published on GoshenCommons.org February 3, 2014
If you’re not familiar with Peter Bagge, he’s best known for comics about suburban youth with titles like “Hate,” “Apocalypse Nerd” and “Everybody Is Stupid Except for Me.”
Here’s a self-portrait that captures his damp, bug-eyed style as well as his chronically ironic tone:
Image from reason.com
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Originally published on GoshenCommons.org January 20, 2014
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I encourage you to read, whether again or for the first time, “March,” written by the Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell. See the November archives for a review.
Within “March,” Lewis mentions a 1957 comic that inspired him and college students across the country to organize the lunch-counter sit-ins that gave the civil rights movement critical momentum.
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Originally published on GoshenCommons.org January 6, 2014
“Nicole J. Georges: Friend to Creatures” reads the label on the home page of this week’s author/artist. Mainly a writer and illustrator, Georges is also for hire, according to her website, as a pet portraitist, punk aerobics instructor, advice columnist, and teacher of comics and self-publishing workshops, especially for young girls.
Here are some of her drawings and paintings:
Continue reading “‘Calling Dr. Laura’: A Lost Father, Five Dogs and a Pet Chicken”