Roger Langridge is a New Zealander who lives in England, but cartoons for United States comic book companies. His small press comic Fred the Clown has kept him coming to SPX for years. He's probably now best known for his recent run on the Muppets, but he also recently wrote a critically successful Thor [...]
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Jacques Tardi's Adèle Blanc-Sec is a longtime favorite French anti-heroine, appearing first in comic books in 1972. She's never quite broken into the English-language market, although four books appeared in English the 1990s. Now in the wake of a movie adaptation appearing in France, Fantagraphics publisher Kim Thompson has translated her first two stories anew. [...]
So, there was this show, EIGHT, presented as part of the Capital Fringe Festival that Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad MVP Ian Buckwalter and I both really dug. It's comprised of eight monologues, only four of which are performed on any given night, as selected by audience vote. The show is deservedly [...]
Calling all Mid-Century modern fanatics: A new exhibit at the Textile Museum is opening this weekend, one that will leave you coveting the fabrics and furniture on display. Textile designers Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag, and Marian Mahler are the subject of Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain.
The bulk of the exhibit is devoted [...]
A regular roundup of international comic-book collections.
Years ago Elvis Costello asked: “What’s so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?” It's not hard to imagine cartoonist Dik Browne pondering that question, coming up with "nothing," and creating the fun-loving Viking pillager Hagar the Horrible. “[Hagar] is a Viking and God knows he is a barbarian, but he [...]