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The Power of Knightmares

The Power of Knightmares

The following is a feature article from the new intern issue of the Los Angeles Review of Books: Magazine. The issue, which our interns produced as part of this past summer’s LARB Publishing Course...

Selling Out the Newspaper Comic Strip

Selling Out the Newspaper Comic Strip

Calvin: The hard part for us avant-garde post-modern artists is deciding whether or not to embrace commercialism. Do we allow our work to be hyped and exploited by a market that’s simply hungry for ...

Crisis on Earth-33!

Crisis on Earth-33!

GRANT MORRISON is a divisive figure among comic book fans. Most, I think, would agree that he has written some very fine comics (it’s hard to find someone who didn’t like his and artist Frank Qui...

In a Sea of Books, In a Majestic Mundane

In a Sea of Books, In a Majestic Mundane

IT MAY HAVE taken some time, and Alan Moore’s penning of the perennially acclaimed Watchmen, but graphic novels have proven a force to be reckoned with in contemporary literature. Writers within the...

Stitching Out a Life in Graphic Memoir

Stitching Out a Life in Graphic Memoir

LEILA ABDELRAZAQ, a young Palestinian-American cartoonist, has released her debut graphic narrative Baddawi, the story of her father Ahmad, a Palestinian refugee, brought up in Lebanon, shuttling bet...

A Dip into the Forests of the Brain

A Dip into the Forests of the Brain

THE FACT that you can read this is a small miracle. Your eye picks up black marks on white, strip upon strip of patterns of straight lines and curves that are seamlessly transformed into unspoken sou...

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....