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Ambivalence and the Cosmic Subconsciousness

Ambivalence and the Cosmic Subconsciousness

¤ Laura Kenins is a Canadian-born artist and writer living in Riga, Latvia. Her comics have appeared in anthologies in Europe, Canada, and the US. Her latest book is She Wants to Tell Me....

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....

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...

Approaches to Comics

Approaches to Comics

¤ Sara Lautman’s zine series MACROGROAN is available in independent bookstores across the continental US....

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...

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...