let’s judge books by their covers

An Interview with Matt Kindt

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In comics, the separation between writing and artwork can be difficult to pinpoint. Oftentimes the artwork directly informs the narrative, and vice versa. This is particularly apparent in the work of cartoonist Matt Kindt, whose unique comics play with everything…

CLAMP

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CLAMP, love ‘em or loathe ‘em, are a highly influential and powerful force in manga. Here we discuss the visuals of their work, how the elegant and decorative CLAMP style both contributes to and detracts from certain elements of storytelling,…

Costume Dreams

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Since it’s almost Halloween, and last Friday’s What Making Us Happy This Week was chock full of costume admiration, I surveyed the team to ask which costumes from comics they love best. Some of these are the ones we love to…

Let’s Judge Books by Their Covers

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We’re starting up a special feature intended to look at the visuals of comics. All too often the visual side of comics, including the skilled creators including colorists, inkers, letterers, editors, and designers, are overlooked in favor of the big…