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Europe's First Smoker Story found in The Smoke Of The Gods - A Social History of Tobacco by Eric Burns



Comic Theory Essays By Neil Cohn



Apocryphal Tales Laura Seabrook irregular



The cartoon history of rock n' roll by mikael oskarsson wednesday and saturday



100 things to do By Philippa Rice Once a day for 100 days



Framed: Greensboro, NC By Chris Lowrance Monthly



CulturePulp by Mike Russell Visit CulturePulp.com for my other comics.


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Christopher Lowrance on CulturePulp by Mike Russell

It looks like Mike Russell has moved his non-fiction journalism strip CulturePulp to WCN. Now my secret is out....

You see, when I began my own non-fiction journalism comic, CulturePulp was the only thing out there to look at for inspiration. Needless to say, I stole... er, localized the idea with abandon. For that, Mike's forgiven me....

Maybe he realizes how high a bar CulturePulp sets --- with each installment Russell expertly condenses his first-hand experiences into a throughly entertaining, surprisingly informative, and often hilarious strip. It helps that he's a master at cartooning, conveying a depth of action, detail and character through a small set of squiggly lines. It's enviable how well he retells an event in so short a space, a skill too few comics artist possess.

Unfortunately, early in our careers a CulturePulp strip led to the death of my fiance, and my resulting campaign of vengeance through cartooning ruined Russell's marriage and consumed both our lives. Be sure to check out Culturepulp from the beginning, before our death feud claims us all. 

 

... read it now!


Spike on Framed: Greensboro, NC By Chris Lowrance

I don't, as a general rule, read many autobio strips. Chris Lowrance's "Framed" is one of the exceptions.

I'm not sure "Framed" counts as an autobiographical strip, though. It's more like comic book journalism; man-on-the-scene reporting in a cartoon format. It's something you just don't see very often, which is just more points in its favor.

"Framed" features a doll convention, a beauty school, a factory staffed by the blind, and a pet night at the mall, with dogs, cats, and the occasional snail getting their holiday photos snapped with Santa. In a phrase, a first-hand portrait of Greensboro. It's quiet and unassuming, and lends Greensbor, a cozy, small town feel. Chris serves as the city's ambassador, but instead of trotting his audience off on a stage-managed tour of monuments and museums, directs them instead to Greensboro's people. And it's a joy to get to know them. Strange as it sounds, it's rare that "true life" comics manage to make people feel this real.

... read it now!


100 things to do By Philippa Rice Once a day for 100 days    ··||··    Adventures in Place Marketing by Paulo Lourenzo    ··||··    Apocryphal Tales Laura Seabrook irregular    ··||··    Comic Theory Essays By Neil Cohn    ··||··    CulturePulp by Mike Russell Visit CulturePulp.com for my other comics.    ··||··    Dear Reader By Saori Grey Random    ··||··    DinoPhia 365 By Ji Hye Hong Once Every Two Weeks and/or Twice a Month    ··||··    Europe's First Smoker Story found in The Smoke Of The Gods - A Social History of Tobacco by Eric Burns    ··||··    Framed: Greensboro, NC By Chris Lowrance Monthly    ··||··    Greatest Fear By Charles Raymond aka Houseofduck    ··||··    Postcards By Margaret Hagan a few a week for now    ··||··    Progressions Update by Jeff Coleman and Stephen Greenwood-Hyde    ··||··    Spinken & Turmina Jeff Chi Daily    ··||··    The cartoon history of rock n' roll by mikael oskarsson wednesday and saturday    ··||··    The Visual Language Manifesto By Neil Cohn    ··||··    Ventura by Night by the Reverend Stevo when I'm sober enough to post more    ··||··    You Cannot Silence Me! The Unauthorized Pedro Albizu Campos Story Written and Drawn by Jake Estrada and Edits by Beth Sipps    ··||··   
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