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Comics editor advises future Texan staffers

December 7, 2012

Editor's note: A 30 column is a chance for departing permanent staff to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...

Collaborations blend humor with dark subjects

June 7, 2011

Barfwater #1 Edited by Tim Root 44 pages, Black and white Available by [email protected] Cartoonist Tim Root’s cover for “Barfwater #1” is absolutely gorgeous....

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Artist discusses themes of childhood in his work

May 4, 2011

Daily Texan: I was first exposed to your work with “Turtle Keep It Steady,” probably from that “Best American Comics” compilation. You mentioned in “I Will Bite You’s”...

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Minicomic collection highlights progress, growth of cartoonist

May 4, 2011

Vermont-based cartoonist Joseph Lambert’s “I Will Bite You!” collects eight stories, six of them previously published in minicomics or anthologies sometime between 2006 and 2010. Most...

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Comic anthology shows emerging talent

April 27, 2011

“Mome 21,” the penultimate issue in editor Eric Reynolds’ impressive run of quarterly, full-color anthologies, is a strong argument for the series’ artistic continuation with the...

David Foster Wallace novel captures mood of imagined IRS site

April 15, 2011

Bureaucracy, as a concept, could be described as otherworldly. In its grip, a bureaucracy has undeniable power, akin to weaponized tediousness, to make you understand both its terrible largeness and...

Characters have experienced alterations since they were first created in a Kinko’s 10 years ago

November 10, 2010

The Daily Texan got a chance to talk to artist Brian Chippendale about his new book “If ‘n Oof,” his previous works and how to make comics that read with cinematic flair. The Daily Texan:...

Artist creates vibrant, rhythmic adventure book

November 10, 2010

Brian Chippendale’s new book “If ‘n Oof” is a rollicking adventure comic that reads like an explosion of fun and energy. “I kind of picture ‘If ‘n Oof’...

‘Duncan’ displays alternate, militant animal’s lifestyles

November 3, 2010

Coming out of nowhere with “Duncan the Wonder Dog,” a postmodern epic about talking and reasoning animals, Adam Hines has taken the comics world by storm with his richly dense art. The first...

Comic explores pop culture through offbeat art, story

September 7, 2010

Ever since Toronto-based cartoonist Michael Deforge first burst onto the alt-comics scene in 2009 with “Cold Heat Special #7,” bloggers and critics have hailed him as the next big thing. With...