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I'm Bored: surreal and weirdly touching comics by Jess Rotter

If the Zap Comix collective hung out in Gary Larson’s basement rolling numbers on psychedelic record covers while giggling about those motivational calendars where you tear off one earnest aphorism each day, and the internal awkwardness that all of us experience, the comix that emerge would likely fit into I’m Bored, the surreal and wonderful new book by illustrator Jess Rotter with a foreword …

Zine goddess Chloe Eudaly is running for Portland City Council

Chloe Eudaly, whose zine emporium Reading Frenzy (previously) and publishing makerspace the Independent Publishing Resource Center are PDX institutions, is running for Portland City Council, campaigning on affordable housing for all in a city whose longterm residents are being left behind by runaway rents and spiraling housing prices. Eudaly is a consummate community organizer who has helped create literally hundreds of free literary …

Fragments of Horror – Wonderfully creepy stories that are as weird as they are original

Fragments of Horror by Junji Ito Viz Media 2015, 224 pages, 5.8 x 8.2 x 0.8 inches (hardcover) $12 Buy a copy on Amazon Fragments of Horror is a collection of eight wonderfully grotesque and creepy short stories. A seemingly bright and pretty architecture student terrorizes a family while having a bizarre relationship with their house. A boy tries to …

Phoebe and her unicorn are back in Razzle Dazzle Unicorn!

Phoebe and her unicorn are back in Razzle Dazzle Unicorn! / Boing Boing Since 2015, our family has been in love with Dana Simpson’s Phoebe and Her Unicorn books, a kind of modern take on Calvin and Hobbes, only Calvin is an awesome little girl, Hobbes is a unicorn, and the parental figures can see and interact with the unicorn, but are not freaked out …

Margaret Atwood's new comic book is "bonkers"

Margaret Atwood’s new comic book is “bonkers” / Boing Boing Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake, has completed her first graphic novel, Angel Catbird, with Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain, about a superheroic anthropomorphic winged feline. It’s bonkers, but… …to Atwood, it isn’t strange at all. Before she a venerable elder stateswoman of literature and the winner of the …

The origin of that familiar "font" used in comic book lettering

Decades before the banality of Comic Sans, there was the fantastic hand-lettering of Artie Simek, Sam Rosen, and a handful of other artists with beautiful penmanship. report this ad Brian Wood’s Starve, Volume One (collecting issues 1-5) was the best, meanest new graphic novel debut since Transmetropolitan; now, with Starve, Volume Two (issues 6-10), Wood brings the story in for a conclusion that …

Neil Gaiman's nonfiction: what makes everything so great

The View from the Cheap Seats, Neil Gaiman’s mammoth collection of nonfiction essays, introductions, and speeches, is a remarkable explanatory volume in which Gaiman explains not just why he loves the things he loves, but also what makes them great. report this ad This is an important distinction! When I started reading about behavioral economics, one experiment in particular …

Everything is not fine

KC Green updates his classic “everything is fine” comic to reflect the manifest fact that everything is not fine. P.S. You can order an “everything is fine” plush dog! report this ad Zack Smith writes, “With the film of SUICIDE SQUAD out Friday , you might enjoy this oral history I did of the 1980s series with writer John Ostrander and most of the …