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Welcome, Comics Reporter readers!

faked by Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Many thanks to Tom Spurgeon for the chance to talk about my work on the recently published Howard Chaykin: Conversations. If by some chance you finished reading that interview and thought, “boy, I’d sure like to hear that guy natter on about Chaykin some more,” you might visit older posts like this one, this one, or this one. General comics-related content by myself and my esteemed co-blogger is collected in this category—everything ranging from weekly roundups to longer pieces about comics and politics. Our updates are sporadic these days, but check in when you can.

Thanks for stopping by!—Brannon

Now Available: Howard Chaykin: Conversations

faked by Monday, March 21st, 2011


Last Week in the Comics I Read: March 9-17 (including Thoreau at Walden, Hulk #30, and New Avengers #10)

faked by Thursday, March 17th, 2011


Last Week’s Comics: March 2-8

faked by Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Now featuring a salutary nod to the webcomics and daily strips that I have been forgetting to mention!

Spanish Town Mardi Gras 2011 . . .

faked by Tuesday, March 8th, 2011


Guest Post: RICK REMENDER interviewed by Tim Jones

faked by Monday, March 7th, 2011

PF is proud to present Tim Jones’ interview with celebrated comics scribe Rick Remender, writer of Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force, and an acclaimed recent run on Punisher, among other titles. Remender has been making headlines in the comics world for a high-profile gig coming up on the new Venom and on FOX News for his role as writer of the recently released Bulletstorm video game. Tim and Rick discuss punk rock, comics, and what the two have to do with one another.


Twice the Time, Half the Length: I Read These Comics Over the Last Two Weeks

faked by Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011


New Jack Butler! Practicing Zen Without a License

faked by Monday, February 28th, 2011

All! I’m here to spread the word that there is a brand new Jack Butler book out right now: Practicing Zen Without a License. Here’s some of what the publisher’s website has to say about it:

Like zen, whatever you expect Practicing Zen to be, it will be different. Think of a source-book on the origins of zen, like the scholarly source-books that we use today to study zen’s origins in Chinese Buddhism and its coming to full flower in Japan. Such source-books are necessarily fragmentary, since much of the original writing has been lost. Now translate that source-book to the 25th century, and replace the fragments from China and Japan with fragments from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the only remaining records of how a version of zen (called Easy) took over the U. S. Throw in a wildly humorous and semi-science-fictional version of history, and spice it up with anecdotes about and utterances by fictional zen masters, who quarreled among themselves.

You can get it at Amazon right now. My copy is wending its way Baton Rouge-ward and I’m looking forward to diving in to a book that is sure to be strange and disorienting—in the very best ways.

The Comics I Read Last Week: February 9-16

faked by Wednesday, February 16th, 2011


Self-promotion: “Randall Kenan Beyond the Final Frontier” in new SLJ

faked by Tuesday, February 15th, 2011