Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Elon Musk's FashFone™ by PhoneX"

from DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock -

"Elon Musk's FashFone™ by PhoneX"

After Elon Musk bought Twitter, declared it a "free speech zone", 
started letting all the fascists back in and shutting down the Left, 
there was some understandable online rioting this week, and the 
predictable calls from America's boutique anarchist media to join an 
exodus to Mastodon. Oh, how I laughed.

So, late last week, Apple and Google finally got off their goddamn 
duffs and declared that Twitter would be shut out of the Google Play 
and Apple App stores if the enabling of fascist hate speech and 
harassment was allowed to continue. Musk, at his very Muskmost, 
announced that he would develop his own brand of smartphone whose App 
Shoppe would allow Twitter.

...which basically leaves Gab and Parler in a spot, when you think 
about it. Now, you don't have to go to some seedy, fringey fascist 
social-media site to spew your shit; you can just go to Twitter.

Sometimes these gags draw themselves.

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"Elon Musk says he'll create an 'alternative' smartphone if Twitter is 
kicked out of the Apple App Store", Kali Hays at Business Insider, 

"Elon Says He'll Make His Own Phone If Apple and Google Deplatform 
Twitter", Jody Serrano at Gizmodo, 11.25.2022

"This Is America #177: Fediverse Grows as Musk Tanks Twitter; 
Far-Right Beaten Back from Eugene to Penn State", It's Going Down 
podcast 11.13.2022
Mike Flugennock, Political Cartoons:
Mike's press kit:

Trump Reinstated on Twitter by Daniel Boris


Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/29/22

Cartoonist Steve Nease and the evolving art of ruffling feathers (aka The art of ruffling feathers | Interview w/ political cartoonist Steve Nease )
Jay Pugazhenthi

NOVEMBER 21, 2022


 Hail to 'Krazy Kat'

Fred Miller

East Liverpool Review  Nov 28, 2022


Texas history column: Tex Avery among key early pioneers of animation industry

By Ken Bridges

Special to the Amarillo Globe-News

 November 27 2022


DC Comics To Introduce New Ukrainian Superhero, Core

November 27, 2022

by Rich Johnston


Martin Barker obituary

Rosie Barker

Mon 28 Nov 2022


The Unpacking Peanuts Charles M. Schulz 100th Birthday Spectacular!

Jimmy Gownley, Michael Cohen, Harold Buchholz

Unpacking Peanuts 11/22/2022


This Al Hirschfeld drawing found for just $9.75 in a New York thrift shop could now sell for $50,000; The work depicts cast members from the original production of 'The King and I'

Nov. 11, 2022

Charles Passy


Top 10 Manga of 2022

by Brigid Alverson, Robin Brenner, Johanna Draper Carlson, and Renee Scott
Nov 23, 2022

Licensing Hotline: November 2022

By Karen Raugust
Nov 29, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Compleating Cul de Sac 2nd ed (2022) ebook debuts for Giving Tuesday


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Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/28/22

Gene Basset – RIP

by D. D. Degg

November 28, 2022


Gene Basset July 24, 1927 — November 24, 2022

St. Peter Funeral Home


Roger Mahoney – RIP

by D. D. Degg

November 27, 2022


Tributes pour in for MoS Gambols cartoonist Roger Mahoney following his death at 89

By Cameron Charters For The Mail On Sunday

26 November 2022




 ICv2 on November 25, 2022



Plus: 'Witch Hat Atelier' Spinoff, New Series by 'Dr. Stone' Artist

Brigid Alverson on November 25, 2022


J.L. WESTOVER gives a behind-the-scenes look at MR. LOVENSTEIN PRESENTS: FAILURE [webcomic]

Zack Quaintance



Warren Ellis is back at DC this week and no one noticed

This week's WILDSTORM 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL features an Authority story from Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch.

Joe Grunenwald



Steve Ditko's Personal Copies of His Spider-Man Comics, at Auction

 November 27, 2022

by Mark Seifert


"Fun Doesn't Mean It Can't Be Intelligent": A Conversation with Ram V

Jean Marc Ah-Sen | November 28, 2022


'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' Review: Disney+'s Delightful Standalone

Angie Han

November 23, 2022


Marvel Has Found an Answer to So-Called "Fatigue"

Much like a single issue of a comic book, the 'Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special' and other one-offs offer a solution for audiences not ready to spend six-to-nine weeks on a TV show.

Richard Newby

November 25, 2022


In 'Spirit Rangers,' Elders Playing Elders

By Kelly Boutsalis

A version of this article appears in print on Nov. 28, 2022, Section C, Page 3 of the New York edition with the headline: Their Own Stories In Their Own Voices.


Jorge Colombo's "Off-Season"

The artist discusses his winter jaunts to Coney Island and why he prefers the remnants of the party.


By Françoise Mouly

November 28, 2022


Meredith Gran's webcomic Octopus Pie returns with a new chapter

It's not the aughts anymore as Eve and Hanna confront life in their 30s and the post-pandemic world in Octopus Pie Eternal

Heidi MacDonald



Interview: Tolkien Would Hate 'Quested'...But You'll Love It!

Interview by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

Nov 21, 2022


IDEAS DON'T BLEED episode eleven | Ryan Stegman, part one

Matthew Rosenberg, Ethan S. Parker, and Griffin Sheridan

Nov 28 2022

Monday, November 28, 2022

Troy-Jeffrey Allen's Quested interview

Interview: Tolkien Would Hate 'Quested'...But You'll Love It!

Interview by Troy-Jeffrey Allen

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/26-27/22

Nov 26 2022

Newsletter 104: Beyond 280 Characters

Scott Snyder

Discussing the Twitter migration, creator-owned titles, and the freedom of exploratory writing


Nat Gertler joins John to talk about Charles Schulz 100th Birthday

John Hines

The Morning News with Vineeta Sawkar  November 25, 2022


A Thanksgiving Binge Menu: 7 Fall Shows You Might Have Slept On [animation Little Demon, Simpsons, Pantheon]

By Mike Hale

Nov. 23, 2022


'Strange World' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal and Gabrielle Union Lead Voice Cast in Disney Charmer

Lovia Gyarkye

November 21, 2022


'Toy Story': THR's 1995 Review

On Nov. 22, 1995, America met Buzz and Woody when the Pixar film hit theaters.— 

Michael Rechtshaffen   

November 22, 2016


Comics' Salute to Schulz – A Paean to Peanuts

 by D. D. Degg

November 26, 2022


Stripspeciaalzaakuitbater Erik Deneyer (55) overladen [Belgium store owner obituary]

26 november 2022


Mark Gruenwald's Ashes In New Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions

 November 25, 2022

by Rich Johnston


Thoughts on the Schulz Centennial

Nat Gertler

    The AAUGH Blog  November 26, 2022


Sparky's 100th with Lex Fajardo

Geoff Grogan

Blockhead Nov 14 2022


Snoopy Forever: Celebrating Charles Schulz on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

By Dan Taylor

November 2022


Pulling a Peanuts on Charles Schulz's 100th

By Colin Fleming

New York Daily News Nov 26, 2022


'Peanuts' still brings comfort and joy, 100 years after Charles Schulz's birth


By Rachel Treisman

Published November 26, 2022


PW Comics World: More To Come

More to Come 544: Art Spiegelman, 'Maus' honored at National Book Awards

Calvin Reid, Heidi "The Beat" MacDonald, and Kate Fitzsimons

on 11/18/2022


EXTRA SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Marvel Writer / Editor Mark Gruenwald Tribute + Catherine Schuller Gruenwald on his legacy (plus the Marvel Bullpen, how to be an editor, comics continuity rules, and more) - ABRIDGED VERSION

guido of earth-1218  and Robert Ribar

November 21, 2022 / 59:52/E72


'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' Review: Antonio Banderas in Fine Feline Form

Frank Scheck

November 26, 2022


Art History for Comics: Past, Present and Potential Futures

Palgrave Macmillan 2022

    Ian Horton,

    Maggie Gray



    Front Matter

    Pages i-xv


    Why Does Comics Studies Need Art History (and Vice Versa)?

        Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

    Pages 1-10

    Correction to: Modernism and Comics Revisited: Form and Fragmentation in Alan Moore's "I Can Hear the Grass Grow"

        Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

    Pages C1-C1

    The History of Art History and Comics Studies

        Front Matter

        Pages 11-11


        Establishing Canons, Styles and Schools at the Dawn of Comics Studies

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 13-20

        Iconography and Cultural History in Comics Studies

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 21-29

        Art History Turned Upside Down: David Kunzle and the Social History of Art

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 31-42

        Variations of Formalism, Modernism, Abstraction

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 43-55

    Possibilities for Comics Art History Now

        Front Matter

        Pages 57-57


        Challenging Canons and the Challenge of Style: Visualising the Baroque Storyworld of Judge Dredd's "The Cursed Earth"

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 59-82

        Iconography for Comics Studies Reconsidered: Interpreting Visual Transformations in Jack Kirby's The Mighty Thor

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 83-114

        Cultural History for Comics Studies: Reinterpreting the Eagle and "Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future"

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 115-140

        A Social History of Comics Art: Looking at Writers and Readers' Capitalism for Beginners

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 141-168

        Re-framing the Avant-Garde: Different Ways of Seeing Escape

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 169-196

        Modernism and Comics Revisited: Form and Fragmentation in Alan Moore's "I Can Hear the Grass Grow"

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 197-223

        Conclusion: Future Directions

            Ian Horton, Maggie Gray

        Pages 225-227



Seeing Comics through Art History: Alternative Approaches to the Form

Palgrave Macmillan2022,About%20this%20book,materiality%2C%20perception%20and%20visual%20style.



    Maggie Gray,

    Ian Horton


    Ways of Seeing Comics: Art-Historical Approaches to the Form

        Maggie Gray, Ian Horton

    Pages 1-9

    Old Skool Art History

        Front Matter

        Pages 11-11


        The Lives of the Artists

            Tobias J. Yu-Kiener

        Pages 13-32

        Connoisseurship, Attribution, and Comic Strip Art: The Case of Jack B. Yeats

            Michael Connerty

        Pages 33-52

        Reading Comics with Aby Warburg: Collaging Memories

            Maaheen Ahmed

        Pages 53-71

    Perception, Reception and Meaning

        Front Matter

        Pages 73-73


        Psychologies of Perception: Stories of Depiction

            John Miers

        Pages 75-95

        Aesthetics of Reception: Uncovering the Modes of Interaction in Comics

            Nina Eckhoff-Heindl

        Pages 97-119

        Reading Richard Felton Outcault's "Yellow Kid" Through Perception of the Image

            Christine Mugnolo

        Pages 121-140

        Colour in Comics: Reading Lorenzo Mattotti Through the Lens of Art History

            Barbara Uhlig

        Pages 141-160

    The New and Newer Art Histories

        Front Matter

        Pages 161-161


        Feminist Art History as an Approach to Research on Comics: Meta Reflections on Studies of Swedish Feminist Comics

            Margareta Wallin Wictorin, Anna Nordenstam

        Pages 163-183

        Towards Feminist Comics Studies: Feminist Art History and the Study of Women's Comix in the 1970s in the United States

            Małgorzata Olsza

        Pages 185-206

        Real Queer Bodies: Visual Weight and Imagined Gravity in Sport Manga

            Ylva Sommerland

        Pages 207-221

    Comics for/Beyond Art History

        Front Matter

        Pages 223-223


        Afrofuturism and Animism as Method: Art History and Decolonisation in Black Panther

            Danielle Becker

        Pages 225-246

        What Is an Image? Art History, Visual Culture Studies, and Comics Studies

            Jeanette Roan

        Pages 247-268

        From Giotto to Drnaso: The Common Well of Pictorial Schema in 'High' Art and 'Low' Comics

            Bruce Mutard

        Pages 269-288

        VAST/O Exhibition (De)Construction: Exploring the Potentials of Augmented Abstract Comics and Animation Installations as a Method to Communicate Health Experiences

            Alexandra P. Alberda, João Carola, Carolina Martins, Natalie Woolf

        Pages 289-311



Variant Covers: Comics' Greatest Heroes or Most Fearsome Foes?

We take a deep look at the merits and position of variant covers in today's industry

By David Harper

February 16, 2016


Grant Morrison Wrote The Question & Blue Beetle As Them & Mark Millar

 November 26, 2022

by Rich Johnston


National Book Foundation to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Art Spiegelman

September 2022


73rd Annual National Book Awards - Full Ceremony [Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, starting at 42:00]

Padma Lakshmi

National Book Foundation

 Nov 16, 2022


John Lotshaw – RIP

 D. D. Degg

November 27, 2022


The Power of Family Memory in "The Garbage Man"

In Laura Gonçalves's animated short, a late uncle returns to the family table as a mythic figure.

Film by Laura Gonçalves

Text by Ella Murdock Gardner

November 25, 2022


AIPT Comics Podcast episode 199: A celebration of sci-fi with sharp edges: John Harris Dunning talks 'Wiper'

David Brooke and Nathan Simmons

November 27, 2022


Comics USA: An Impossibly Rich Celebrity's Guide

Alan Moore

Escape Magazine 6 1984

online at


Nick Galifianakis

[" I looked at the list of people who still needed an obituary portrait and was surprised to see Charles Schulz available."]

November 27 2022


Behind The Label with Ralph talking about his design for Flying Dog Brewery's Family Drama.

Ralph Steadman Art Collection November 27 2022


Homer Confinement [Gareth Hinds]

John Hodgman and Jesse Thorn

Judge John Hodgman Episode 592

9th November 2022


Cleto e Pina, F. 2022.

Morreu José Ruy, o último autor da idade de ouro da BD portuguesa.

JN (November 24):


Gravett, Paul. 2022.

[José Ruy (1930-2022): The Last Author Of Portugal's Golden Age Of Comics Died Yesterday, Aged 92].

PaulGravett (November 24):


Unknown. 2022.

Morreu o autor de banda desenhada José Ruy aos 92 anos.

Sabado (November 24):