Archive for the ‘Professor Fury’ Category


faked by Friday, April 12th, 2013


The great Jack Butler is on a tour reading from his grandly reissued JUJITSU FOR CHRIST. This is a bookplate I made to commemorate readings in Jackson and Baton Rouge.


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


faked by Thursday, April 7th, 2011



New artifact with stories from all yr favorites. Available at Sneaky Beans and from that cool girl in class that you can’t quite manage to talk to yet.


faked by Wednesday, March 30th, 2011


A new zine featuring work from lots of pretty amazing people. Look for it in stores near you this week!*

*A/k/a one coffee shop in JXN and maybe a street corner in Brooklyn.

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


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.