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Composite Realities

In some of von Wulffen's paintings, a crackled varnish applied to the surface splits like dried skin; the works want to look old. Some motifs may be traced back to sources like a late…

Punk and Hippie

The Paper Radio duo of Benjamin Jones and Christopher Forgues, with their DIY aesthetic and countercultural convictions—sometimes aggressive, sometimes mellow—helped transform alternative comics in th…

Comics: Drawn Together

Merging artists and audience, Dune, a cafe-based event in Seattle, enables cartoonists—from would-be to established—to draft pages side by side once a month and immediately self-publish…

Genius in a Box

A midcentury creative dynamo, first at Marvel Comics and then at DC Comics, Jack Kirby brought to
life a host of fantastic characters—Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, the Avengers—that have now becom…

Fact Sheet R Crumb

Cartoon artist R Crumb (b. 1943, Philadelphia)is best known for his scatalogical ink drawings for mainstream magazines like Rolling Stone to accompany the work of Hunter S Thompson, and the seminal…

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