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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco's Top 8 Comic Book Stores

San Francisco's Top 8 Comic Book Stores

As one of the primary foci of the underground comics movement beginning in the 1960s, the Bay Area has a well-documented tradition of fostering comics creators large and small. Robert Crumb (Fritz the Cat, Zap Comix) lived in San…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Adorable Characters Meet Phantasmagorical Alcohol Bender in Zak Sally's <em>Sammy the Mouse</em>

Adorable Characters Meet Phantasmagorical Alcohol Bender in Zak Sally's Sammy the Mouse

A hapless mouse is our everyman figure, and an antagonistic duck prone to bouts of rage shows up at inopportune moments to make demands and empty threats. There's also a dog -- a sweet-natured, loyal friend to the mouse. But…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist R. Crumb's <em>Fritz the Cat</em> Still Shocking, Offensive, and Darkly Funny After 40 Years

R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat Still Shocking, Offensive, and Darkly Funny After 40 Years

There's nothing adorable about Fritz the Cat. Although to some he is the mascot of the underground comix movement that began in the 1960s, Fritz isn't likable. Fantagraphics is giving us another opportunity to revisit R. Crumb's iconic character in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kate Glasheen's Graphic Novel <em>Bandage</em> Deserves to Be Called "Poetic"

Kate Glasheen's Graphic Novel Bandage Deserves to Be Called "Poetic"

There was a time when I read and thought about poetry on a regular basis -- but I broke up with that girlfriend and have barely read a word of it since. That joke points to why it's so difficult…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Hip-Hop + Comic Books = Adam WarRock, Who Got <i>Human</i> Sunday in Berkeley

Hip-Hop + Comic Books = Adam WarRock, Who Got Human Sunday in Berkeley

​Adam WarRock, dubbed the Internet's foremost comic book rapper, rolled through Berkeley's 924 Gilman on Sunday to promote his second full-length album You Dare Call That Thing Human?!?, which released the week prior. Co-headlining with indie nerd rockers Kirby Krackle…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Image Expo 2012: Berkeley Publisher to Spotlight Creator-Owned Comics at February Event

Image Expo 2012: Berkeley Publisher to Spotlight Creator-Owned Comics at February Event

With WonderCon temporarily relocating to Anaheim in 2012 due to the Moscone remodel, Bay Area comics creators, publishers, and fans despaired of going without a major con in the region during the coming year. But Image Comics has come to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>The Art of Joe Kubert</em> Reveals an Artist Stronger Than Superhero Stories

The Art of Joe Kubert Reveals an Artist Stronger Than Superhero Stories

In 1939, at the age of 13, Joe Kubert drew and lettered a series of four stories about a character called Volton, the Human Generator, for Cat-Man Comics. These were the early days of the comic book industry, just a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Screech, Michael Jordan, and Macaulay Culkin in the Comic No Kid Could Want

Screech, Michael Jordan, and Macaulay Culkin in the Comic No Kid Could Want

Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State basements, thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. NBComics Date: 1991 Publisher: Harvey Comics Discovered at: Thrift Town, El Sobrante Questions This Cover Raises:…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Death Panels, Part III:</em> Jack the Ripper in <br><em>From Hell</em> Leads Comics Whose Stories Go Epic

Death Panels, Part III: Jack the Ripper in
From Hell Leads Comics Whose Stories Go Epic

October calls for scares, and despite the very scary state of the world, there is still a desire for entertainment that frightens us. Here we look at the broad, deep legacy of horror comics in a series that delves into…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Seth's <em>Great Northern Brotherhood</em> Is a Nostalgic, Fake History of Cartooning that Adds to the Real Thing

Seth's Great Northern Brotherhood Is a Nostalgic, Fake History of Cartooning that Adds to the Real Thing

Cartoonists command healthy incomes, respect, and wild public adulation. They have sufficient resources to establish their own secret society and protect their shared patrimony in a massive archive. Just kidding -- the world continues to be indifferent (and often cheerfully…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Death Panels, Part II</em>: Comics Continue to Resurrect the Vampire Legend

Death Panels, Part II: Comics Continue to Resurrect the Vampire Legend

October calls for scares, and despite the very scary state of the world, there is still a desire for entertainment that frightens us. Here we look at the broad, deep legacy of horror comics in a series that delves into…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Death Panels, Part I</em>: How Human Villains Murdered the Horror Comics of Yesteryear

Death Panels, Part I: How Human Villains Murdered the Horror Comics of Yesteryear

October calls for scares, and despite the very scary state of the world, there is still a desire for entertainment that frightens us. Here we look at the broad, deep legacy of horror comics in a series that delves into…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Comics Giants (and Ex-Neighbors) Daniel Clowes and Adrian Tomine to Reunite at APE

Comics Giants (and Ex-Neighbors) Daniel Clowes and Adrian Tomine to Reunite at APE

It was an unlikely scenario. If it showed up in fiction, it would appear contrived. In the early 1990s, as grunge and ska and thrift store shopping distracted a generation, two people at the top of their chosen field (in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Michael Kupperman's <em>Mark Twain's Autobiography</em> is Designed to Thrizzle

Michael Kupperman's Mark Twain's Autobiography is Designed to Thrizzle

No less an authority than Conan O'Brien has said that cartoonist Michael Kupperman "may have one of the best comedy brains on the planet." Kupperman's Tales Designed to Thrizzle is the most notable humor comic currently in print (issue #7…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tired of Zombie Apocalypse Tales? We Were Too -- Until We Saw Richard Sala's <em>The Hidden</em>

Tired of Zombie Apocalypse Tales? We Were Too -- Until We Saw Richard Sala's The Hidden

A sudden and devastating virulence has swept the land. Bizarre (undead?) monstrosities have wiped out most of civilization as we know it. Escaping into a dry wasteland, a small band of survivors discover this was the results of a plot…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist R. Crumb Says He Regrets Doing <i>Genesis</i>, a Project Taken Apart in <i>The Comics Journal</i>

R. Crumb Says He Regrets Doing Genesis, a Project Taken Apart in The Comics Journal

"Four fucking years later and hundreds of hours of labor, and it barely seems worth it. ... It was a dumb decision. ... I think any good comic illustrator worth his salt could've pretty much done the same thing I…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Susie Cagle's <i>Nine Gallons</i>: Feeding the Hungry While Remaining a Starving Artist

Susie Cagle's Nine Gallons: Feeding the Hungry While Remaining a Starving Artist

For more than 30 years Food Not Bombs has melded a punk, D.I.Y. ethos with social justice and charity. Into that world steps the Bay Area's Susie Cagle, with her semi-D.I.Y. comic Nine Gallons, an autobiographical look at the highs…
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Music, All Shook Down Oh No: Justin Bieber Comic Book Hits Stores Today

Oh No: Justin Bieber Comic Book Hits Stores Today

You read that right, folks: The Biebster is now a comic book hero. A 32-page illustrated screed glamorizing his ridiculously short life is available for the price of a fancy taco starting today.All expectations are that it will sell out.So…
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News, The Snitch Grown-Ups, Brandish Your Crayons: Coloring Book Mag Coming to S.F. Comics Convention

Grown-Ups, Brandish Your Crayons: Coloring Book Mag Coming to S.F. Comics Convention

Most of us probably can't recall the last time we picked up a coloring book -- and let's face it, our childish efforts at employing chiaroscuro on Skeletor aren't likely worth remembering anyway. But not all adults have lost the…
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Music, All Shook Down Holiday Sale at Comic Outpost. Cheap!

Holiday Sale at Comic Outpost. Cheap!

For those of you who missed Comic Outpost's Halloween sale, or couldn't get a single volume of Doom Patrol or The Walking Dead because I bought them all, fear not. There is another. Sale, I mean. Check the flyer…
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