The role of globalisation and the avant–garde in Grant Morrison’s Batman
Reviews, commentary and comics from local artists
Celebrating the author of Archer’s Goon, Howl’s Moving Castle etc.
Drugs and music, pros and cons, highs and downers
Film violence against women, via the ‘dimestore’ novelist Jim Thompson
Indians are people, too
In giving your life to art, the dying is the easy part
Doing it lyrically, but without lyrics
Comix Reviews (Part 1) Tim Bollinger : A brief history of the New Zealand graphic novel, Ant Sang – ‘Shaolin Burning’, Garo
Comix Reviews (Part 1) Tim Bollinger : ‘Vampires’ by Osamu Tezuka – French edition, Joe Daly
My Favourite Cartoons (this month) by Gordon Campbell
Treasury, not trade unions, poses the biggest threat to film industry jobs
John Wayne, antihero
Authors who write for children are people, too.
How did Shreveport, Louisiana get to be the unknown soul capital of America?
Some Recent New Zealand Comic Publication
My Favourite Comic (this month) : “The Dream of a Lifetime” by Don Rosa
A few seasonal thoughts on the demise of ye olde record store
About the bond between animals and humans….
Art – and reality are always a construct
Memory and desire – plus, the best of 2010
Barnsey Malone (11) lives in Newtown, she normally does her drawings on whiteboard and rubs them out.
Murder, mutiny, class rebellion and a terrific teenage heroine
Freedom’s just another word for making fun of everything
Hello madness, my old friend…
Some comics I’ve been reading lately…. Gogo Monster & The Bun Field
The owls are not what they seem, but the English stay true to type
From Linda Lovelace to Julia Roberts – its not such a long way, baby
The man who heard the future
My favourite cartoon (this month) : Winsor McKay’s black and white cartoons