Deconstructing Comics #316: Matthew Forsythe

It pays to advertise! In episode #311, Tim asked Matthew Forsythe to contact him for an interview, and Matthew responded! This week he tells us about his two books that are informed by Korean (and other) folktales, Ojingogo and Jinchalo; about his tools, influences, and developing a style; and much more.

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Cammy’s Comic Corner – Book Of The Month – Hark! A Vagrant

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The Book of the Month for October 2011 is none other than Hark! A Vagrant (Drawn & Quarterly) written and illustrated by Kate Beaton.

A wonderful webcomic, and absolute catnip for history and literature fans!

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Deconstructing Comics #263: Adrian Tomine’s “Shortcomings” … and our own

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“Shortcomings” is a relationship story that mixes in issues of race and gender, and features a rather unlikeable character as its protagonist. Some say it’s Adrian Tomine’s masterwork, others say it’s more of the same from him. Tim (battling a cold that’s bestowed on him the voice of a frog) and Kumar (with a mic that keeps going on the fritz) overcome their own shortcomings to discuss the book.

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