This summer Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn, known for such films as “Bleeder,” “Valhalla Rising,” “Fear X,” and “The Neon Demon,” launched the site “byNWR,” which celebrates long forgotten exploitation films of the 1960s and 1970s. Restored films such as “The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds (1965)” and “Shanty Tramp (1967)” are not...
Finally, comics have arrived at the city’s coolest venue of all: the New York Transit Museum in downtown Brooklyn! In case you haven’t heard, the New…
When graphic designers hear the phrase “literary scholar,” they might just wince. After all, they tend to value (1), clear communication and (2), a just-so balance between the visual and the verbal. And even the thought of reading works by a literary scholar who specializes in the fun subject of comics can conjure up...
Last month a retrospective of the work of David Wojnarowicz—author of Seven Miles A Second—opened at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan.
Forget about who’ll walk away with Eisner Awards on Friday at San Diego’s Comic-Con. The real honor is being nominated, and here's why.
Finally! There’s a smart, insightful book that critically examines the works one of America’s most important comics writer-artists of the past half-century.
Black Panther the movie has just been released. Marvel’s new Black Panther: World of Wakanda spin-off series just scored this year’s GLAAD Media Outstanding Comic Book Award. And here in real life, conventions and exhibitions nationwide are honoring the talents and accomplishments of black comics creators.
Chris Ware’s Building Stories blew apart entrenched meanings of “book” and “graphic novel.” So how does he top that? Well, now there’s Monograph. Let's have a look inside.
Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.
If there was a designer “best of the best ofs” list for comics, My Favorite Thing is Monsters would easily be 2017's winner. As it is, Emil Ferris' breakthrough, groundbreaking graphic novel seems to have appeared on practically every comics-centric books-of-the-year list.