Loving all comics, even the hateable ones.
Umezu’s protagonists are constantly overcome with shock, terror, and horror, but never with despair.
Winsor McCay spoke the saddest and greatest last words of any cartoonist.
Text by Wallace Stevens; Art by Shaenon Garrity.
1. Popeye is old. I don’t mean the strip is old. Everybody knows the strip is old. I mean Popeye himself is supposed to be a senior citizen. He’s a grizzled old sailor, with emphasis on the old, with extra old added on.
As other people on this roundtable have pointed out, we’ve been using “arty manga” as a catchall term for a variety of niche manga with potential appeal to older readers: genuine alternative and underground manga (gekiga, the work of Junko Mizuno), offbeat manga similar in content to American indie comics (Viz’s SigIkki line, pretty much [...]