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Superheroes, Strip Artists & Talking Animals: Minnesota’s Contemporary Cartoonists

Superheroes, Strip Artists & Talking Animals: Minnesota’s Contemporary Cartoonists Review

2011, Minnesota Historical Society Press Written by Britt Aamodt Beneath the colourful imagery, comic books have always held a certain tragedy. Behind every fantastical world and heroic individual rising against the forces of evil there’s some poor, solitary soul confined to a drawing board, wondering how they were ever naïve enough to believe that drawing/writing […]

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Cartoonist Sandra de Haan’s Strips Get The English Treatment

Dutch comic artist Sandra de Haan is currently translating her excellent comic strips into English. Her humour definitely translates well, with Sandra’s candid strips commenting on anything from surviving film festivals and enduring the BBC’s wilting standards to the social intricacies of toileting. She has a unique brand of quirk that will definitely appeal to […]

Will Eisner’s The Contract with God Trilogy

Will Eisner’s The Contract with God Trilogy Review

2006 Written and illustrated by Will Eisner To this day there has not been a cast of comic book characters quite like the residents of Will Eisner’s 55 Dropsie Avenue. These desperate souls are a world apart from the usual artists, journalists, existential twenty-something and precocious kids who generally represent the “everyday man” in comics. […]