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An obituary for Queen Video or, Metaphors for a Beloved Rental Store in a City of Cinephiles (1981-2019)
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An obituary for Queen Video or, Metaphors for a Beloved Rental Store in a City of Cinephiles (1981-2019)

This obit isn’t comics related but I met so many comics people through Queen Video, I thought it was appropriate to post this here. Queen Video’s swan song was like a slow-burn ambient track incrementally building in noise and dissonance until reaching a frenzied climax. We had all known for years that the legendary movie … Continue reading

Recommended: L’odyssee du vice
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Recommended: L’odyssee du vice

L’odyssee du vice is a delightfully surreal BD* by Delphine Panique. Published in 2016 by Bordeaux publisher, les Requins Marteaux, it’s the 11th volume of the BD-CUL series, a collection of naughty comics that bills itself as “50% BD, 50% cul, 100% plaisir. Le n°1 de la BD indébandante.” My apologies to professional translators, especially if … Continue reading

Pre-TCAF Updates
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Pre-TCAF Updates

I’m happy to announce that Rotten Variety and Cute Juice will be tabling together this year at the TCAF Zineland! Click below and enjoy some amazing collage art by RV’s Gart Darley 🙂 Gart and I have been working on a secret project together and we are really looking forward to sharing it with you … Continue reading

On comics and visual illiteracy
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On comics and visual illiteracy

The filmmaker Peter Greenaway has often commented that cinema is a slave to literature. That the development of film, a medium with so much visual promise, became circumscribed by the logic and structure of words rather than images. For the most part, to Greenaway, the cinematic audience is visually illiterate one. TV also encourages visual … Continue reading