Meanwhile… rambling on the zero

Meanwhile… rambling on the zero

                      A few weeks after the Death of a Salesman opened it’s doors at the Morosco Theater in 1949, Arthur Miller ruminated in the New York Times, “There is a misconception of tragedy with which I have been struck in review after review, and in many...
Meanwhile… Lyra Hill

Meanwhile… Lyra Hill

In comics in the US, there is a prevailing stigma of creators being misanthropic shut-ins. A stereotype that afflicts not only content but creators’ self-hood alike, and an identity which is defensibly bunk. I first met Lyra Hill during a class we had together...
Meanwhile. . . Anya Davidson

Meanwhile. . . Anya Davidson

Chicago-based artist and musician, Anya Davidson, has recently debuted her first full-length comic book, School Spirits. Up until now, her modest print editions make her work difficult to come by outside of the defiantly small world of alternative comics. Davidson is...
Meanwhile . . . The Art of Daniel Clowes

Meanwhile . . . The Art of Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes Eightball #18, 1997 Daniel Clowes is one of the artists of his generation associated with bolstering comics’ status into the realm of literary inquiry. While Clowes’s widespread popularity is not necessarily intentional, it does allow me to...
Meanwhile… CAKE!

Meanwhile… CAKE!

This weekend marks the second annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, fondly known to comics creators and fans alike as CAKE. For two days out of the year, artists and publishers from all over the US, Canada and beyond congregate in Chicago to share and shop-talk...