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A Language of Her Own

A Language of Her Own

ANYA ULINICH belongs to a small but growing cohort of Russian-Jewish-American writers (think Gary Shteyngart, Lara Vapnyar, Sana Krasikov, Irina Reyn, Boris Fishman), who draw simultaneously on immigr...

How to Read “The Curse of the Werewolf”

How to Read “The Curse of the Werewolf”

AS A CHILD of the 1970s, before I learned to read, I spent a lot of time looking at the pictures in the book-and-record sets issued by Power Records. Each one included a 45-RPM disc with voice actors...

Zombie Archie Kills the Comics Code for Good

Zombie Archie Kills the Comics Code for Good

IN JUNIOR HIGH, I was an avid fan of Archie comics. I owned a stack of digests as tall as I was, and wrote and drew my own versions, casting myself as the star alongside Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughe...

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

¤ Melissa Mendes is a cartoonist and illustrator. She lives and works in Hancock, Massachusetts. She is also the illustrations editor for Narratively....

Still in the Dark

Still in the Dark

ONE WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE that — in America, in 2014! — 60 years after the implementation of institutionalized self-censorship known as the Comics Code Authority, which targeted comics’ most sal...

Fake Places: The Work of Edie Fake

Fake Places: The Work of Edie Fake

AN OBSERVER glancing quickly around the Bridgeport coffee shop on Chicago’s South Side where we meet to talk could easily overlook comics artist Edie Fake. He is small in frame, with dark hair and a...

Innocent Seamonsters

Innocent Seamonsters

ALONE AMONG HER PEERS, Renee French possesses the disturbing ability to portray the frightening space between reality and the subconscious. As we daydream through her meticulous draftsmanship, odd and...

On Defending Mike Diana

On Defending Mike Diana

MIKE DIANA has become the stuff of lore: on March 29, 1994, a jury in Pinellas County, Florida, found the comics creator guilty of three counts of obscenity. He was sentenced to undergo several punish...

Horn! Reviews "Redeployment"

Horn! Reviews "Redeployment"

¤  Kevin Thomas regularly reviews, in comics form, non-comic books, often for The Rumpus. His first book, a collection of the first three years of these strips, is available from OR Books. ...

America’s Silver Age

America’s Silver Age

FOR OVER 50 YEARS, black-and-white versions of Silver Age Wonder Woman were all we had. The full-impact, late-1950s adventures of America’s favorite superheroine have lain dormant since original pub...