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Monday, August 14, 2006

Harrisburg Patriot-News adds new comics review column!


There's a new comics review column appearing on Fridays in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, penned by local scribe Christopher Mautner.

"Welcome to Graphic Lit, our little corner of the paper devoted to comics, graphic novels, sequential art -- whatever you want to call the marriage of words and pictures in narrative form.

Readers of the Sunday Books Page may be familiar with the short reviews of comics we've occasionally had there. This new weekly column is an attempt to broaden our coverage of an art form that has increasingly been seen less and less as kiddie fare and more and more as legitimate, sophisticated literature.

Here, we will be focusing on the occasional superhero, but we'll also be looking at manga, alternative and indie comics, comic strips and anything else that falls into my deliberately wide net."

Check it out!

Chris also has a great blog that reviews comics and video games called Panels and Pixels that is well worth the read... click on the link or go to our sidebar to find the link there!

4 Comments:

At 8/15/2006 6:12 PM, Blogger amoorefan2 said...

MOME is lots of wierd fun... i do favor other independant collections but its worth looking at if you ever tire of super hero stuff or just wanna smile a little with outside the box humor and the art is neat...

 
At 8/16/2006 10:07 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

MOME is pretty hit and miss with me... I get bored with the preponderance of "modern primitive"-type artwork, and the bland non-stories. I sometimes really miss the alternative/underground anthologies that were out in the '80s and '90s...

 
At 8/18/2006 3:49 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for the link Bill! (I would've noticed this sooner, but I've been on holiday).

By the way, if you've got a hankering for the old edgy anthologies of the 80s and 90s, check out Hotwired Comix, also from Fanta. It's a real throwback, and pretty excellent in its own right.

I think Mome's been steadily getting better each issue, with the last one being the best so far. Having David B in there definitely ups the quality, no question.

 
At 8/18/2006 11:16 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

chris! I will check out Hotwired Comix... and maybe I'll dig out my pile of HONK!s and CERTRIFUGAL BUMBLE PUPPY and the like...

 

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