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Book Chickens August 14, 2012

Savage Chickens is a cartoon series by Doug Savage drawn entirely on sticky notes. Here are a couple of book-themed gems:  A compilation of Savage Chickens cartoons was published last year. Trailer for the book:

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Jews in the Funny Pages June 25, 2012

In the first two books of this seminal series that deals with how comics reflect the culture they emanate from, Federick Stromberg dealt with the representation of Blacks and the Devil. For volume three he turns to the Semites. Spanning five centuries and  featuring over 150 images the book becomes an instant essential reference. Chapters include Anti-Semitism, the Old Testament, the Holocaust, Israel, the Golem and the artists range from A-list types like Will Eisner…

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Comic Study June 6, 2011

 Scotland’s Dundee University will be the first school in the United Kingdom to offer a masters degree in Comic Studies. Why Dundee? For starters it is the home of the publisher DC Thomson and Co. whose creations include Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan and the Broons. The Broons The program will be lead by Dr. Chris Murray, a leading authority on comics, and editor of the Studies in Comics journal. Of the program Murray says:…

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