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One of the first comic strips introduced in my school’s comics course was Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller. My initial reaction? 'This confused, prickly-headed, hyphen-nosed child has no place in my heart!' I’m not a Sunday funnies kind of gal, so I didn’t understand what Nancy was trying to do. Is it supposed to be funny? Is it making some kind of point that I'm totally missing?  During the course, my professor introduced us to How to Read Nancy by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden. Read More
This summer, Fantagraphics-published artist Megan Kelso released a re-print of her collection of earlier work, including the early minicomic Girlhero strips, titled Queen of the Black Black. (You can read my review of it here.) The lucky dog that I am, I got to ask her a few questions on what it's like to be a comics artist who went from all-DIY roots to being serialized in the New York Times Magazine. (All of Watergate Sue is available on the magazine's website; I highly recommend reading it. Read More
This Saturday, July 30, Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, TX, will host a show called Super Secret Crush featuring 22 women working in the comic book world. Read More
Amber Tamblyn writes an excellent regular Poetry Corner column in BUST, and in April she held a poetry competition with BUST and Buzznet. There was an incredible amount of entries but Amber managed to settle on one winner, and two runner up entries. The winning entry is “we all begin somewhere” by Chelsea Comeau, a Canadian poet and Education Assistant currently working on a full-length book of poetry that she hopes to someday publish. Comeau has won an autographed copy of Amber Tamblyn's second book of poetry, Bang Ditto. Read More
Miranda July alert for Southern Californians! Tomorrow night (Tuesday) the inspiring auteur will be hosting Show and Tell at Cinefamily, a brand-new series that invites "artists, filmmakers, musicians, and other cultural heroes to divulge their deepest, darkest media obsessions." Basically MJ will get on stage and talk about whatever she damn well pleases, and knowing her, it will be completely freaky, fascinating, and funny.    Show & Tell at Cinefamily Tuesday, July 26 8pm, $12 Silent Movie Theater 611 N. Read More