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By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 17, 2012 09:00 pm
Kristy Valenti looks at Kurt Busiek's long-running title.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 3, 2012 07:00 am
Kristy Valenti covers this year's ECCC.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday February 14, 2012 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at love, and Frank Miller.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Wednesday February 1, 2012 08:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews Chester Brown's Paying For It and Craig Thompson's Habibi.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Wednesday January 18, 2012 08:00 pm
Kristy Valenti looks at a 1975 examination/parody of comics history.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 6, 2011 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews a 1978 Sunday comics anthology.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Friday November 25, 2011 09:00 am
Kristi Valenti reviews US editions of two classic Tezuka mangas.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 8, 2011 08:30 pm
Kristy Valenti reviews Marc-Antoine Mathieu's 3".
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 25, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti offers some tips based on her observations.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 27, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti detects a deliberate design sentiment in Rob Liefeld's illustrations.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Wednesday September 14, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti considers a gender role-reversal manga.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday July 12, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti concludes her examination of Kate Beaton's writing.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 28, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti breaks down the grammatical structure in Kate Beaton's comics.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 14, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews three indie comics picked up at recent conventions.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 31, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews two accordion-fold minicomics.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 3, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reports from Seattle on Sakura Con 2011.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Wednesday April 20, 2011 09:15 pm
Kristy Valenti reports on Stumptown Comics Fest 2011 from Portland, Oregon.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 5, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews Mike Kelley's Kandors.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 22, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews a quartet of works from British indie publisher Nobrow Press.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday March 10, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reports on Emerald City Comicon 2011.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday February 22, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti continues her look at the works of indie cartoonist Chris Cilla.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday February 8, 2011 08:00 am
Kristy Valenti interviews Chris C. Cilla about his graphic novel The Heavy Hand.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 25, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews a local production of a play based on the Spider-Man musical's mishaps.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 11, 2011 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews a collection of comic strips by Paul Madonna from the San Francisco Chronicle.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 14, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti relates her experience writing the introduction to the Narbonic omnibus edition.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 30, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews a minicomic about eco-friendly feminine hygiene.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 16, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti presents an interview with Dark Horse manga editor Carl Horn.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 2, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti considers the print run on a Dark Horse graphic novel written by mystery writer Janet Evanovich, and wonders about the series' future prospects.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 5, 2010 02:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at a zombie-themed supplement to the Belgian comics magazine Spirou.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 21, 2010 12:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at a pair of works from early and late in the career of cartoonist Otto Soglow.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 7, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti examines the career of the late manga-ka and animator Satoshi Kon.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday August 24, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reports on a successful event drawing women into a local comic shop.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday August 10, 2010 06:30 am
Kristy Valenti reviews one of her SDCC finds.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday July 13, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at the impact of shouted emotions in manga and literature.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 15, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews The Igloo Tornado's minicomic about Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 1, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews the graphic novel adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 18, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews Colleen Frakes' full-length minicomic.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 4, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews minicomic anthology Hey, 4-Eyes! #2, a Stumptown find.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 20, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at Raina Telgemeier's Baby-Sitters Club adaptations.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 6, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews Don Glut and Alfredo Alcala's 1984 graphic adaptation of Donald Goines' classic novel.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Wednesday March 24, 2010 08:00 pm
Kristy Valenti reviews this year's edition of Seattle's "mainstream" comic convention.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 9, 2010 06:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at an obscure Marvel experiment from the 1980s.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday February 23, 2010 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews R. Sikoryak's Masterpiece Comics collection.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday February 9, 2010 05:30 am
Kristy Valenti reviews Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura's I Kill Giants.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 26, 2010 09:00 am
The conclusion to Kristy Valenti's look at Fruits Basket.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 19, 2010 09:00 am
Part 1 of Kristy Valenti's look at the closing volume of Natsuki Takaya's Fruits Basket.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 12, 2010 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at the art of Chris Achilleos.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 5, 2010 05:30 am
Kristy Valenti provides some insight into the mainstream youths' idea of comics.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 15, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti visits Seattle gallery Roq La Rue and examines an exhibition of paintings by manga-ka Junko Mizuno.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 8, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at the DC Millenium Edition reprint of Plop! #1.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 1, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti continues her look at texts on developing library collections of comics and graphic novels.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 24, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at a guide for librarians on selecting graphic novels, in light of the recent firing of two Kentucky librarians.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 17, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at a pair of children's books by Frank Tashlin.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 10, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at a 1999 autobiographical comic by science fiction writer Samuel R. Delaney.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 27, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti covers a Fantagraphics panel at the recent Seattle Bookfest.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 20, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at EC Comics' foray into biblical adaptation.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 13, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reports on a presentation by the creators of the graphic novel depicting the life of mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 6, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reminisces about recommendations past.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 29, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at Sunday Press' reissue of turn-of-the-century newspaper strips based on L. Frank Baum's Oz series.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 15, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at an Italian horror anthology comic magazine from the early nineties produced by director Dario Argento.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 8, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti concludes her three-part interview with independent cartoonist Kaz Strzepek.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 1, 2009 09:00 am
Part two of Kristy Valenti's interview with Mourning Star creator Kaz Strzepek.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday August 25, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti presents the first part of an interview with Seattle-area indie cartoonist Kaz Strzepek.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday August 18, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti considers the similarity between gaming and comic shops, and looks at a confluence of RPGs and comics from the 1980s.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday August 11, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews Oh My Goddess! Colors, Dark Horse's guide to the long-running manga.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Wednesday July 29, 2009 09:00 pm
Kristy Valenti spent a lot of Comic-Con 2009 at the Fantagraphics booth. Here she relates some of what she saw when she got away.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday July 21, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti plants some seeds of discussion in the midst of prepping for SDCC.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday July 14, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti looks at the similarities between two of the most enduring fictional detectives created in the 1930s.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 23, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti considers some of the many ways in which San Diego takes you back to your teenage years.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 16, 2009 12:00 am
Kristy Valenti compares The War at Ellsmere to a pair of prose novels dealing with young women in prep schools, and the alienation they can face.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 9, 2009 12:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at competition between women in Archie Comics and in Suzue Miuchi's Glass Mask.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 2, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at a pair of recent works by Roger Langridge.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Monday May 25, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at two similarly-themed works.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 19, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews a trio of minicomics acquired at the Stumptown Comics Fest.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 12, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews a Free Comic Book Day offering from a trio of small presses.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 5, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at a publication of the 1978 Delaware Valley Comicart Consortium.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 28, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti has some Elizabethan inspiration this week.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday April 23, 2009 09:00 am
Concluding her trio of Northwest con reports, Kristy Valenti gives her take on the recent Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, Oregon.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday April 16, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti continues her coverage of the best cons in the Northwest as she reports on Seattle's recent anime festival.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday April 9, 2009 09:00 am
There are a lot of conventions in the Pacific Northwest in the spring, and Kristy Valenti is covering some of the best. First up, Seattle's premiere general-interest comics event.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 24, 2009 09:00 am
Done with her series on 80's movie adaptations, Kristy Valenti turns her attention to a collection of Ronald Searle cartoons from the 1940's and 50's.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 17, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti continues her examination of comics and manga adapting 1980's films, looking at the first two volumes of Tokyopop's current series based on 1986's Labyrinth.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 10, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti continues her series on 1980s films adapted to comic books.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 3, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews Tokyopop's 2008 OEL manga based on the 1984 film.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday February 24, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at Krazy Kat creator George Herriman's illustrations for Don Marquis' "archy and mehitabel", and at a 1971 animated film inspired by them.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday February 17, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at exploitation filmmaker Jack Hill's body of work and wonders whether mainstream comics couldn't take a cue from his handling of roles for women.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday February 3, 2009 09:00 am
The conclusion to Kristy Valenti's look at the work of up and coming cartoonist Thomas Boatwright.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 27, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti talks to Edgar Allen Poo and Cemetery Blues artist Thomas Boatwright.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 20, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews an entry in SparkNotes' No Fear Shakespeare graphic novel adaptation series.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday January 13, 2009 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at an anthology of old DC romance comics.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 30, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reviews three volumes from DMP's Edu-Manga series of biographies for children.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 23, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti has some lesser-known minis for your holiday-shopping consideration. Or, just some cool things to look for in the small-press area at your next con.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 9, 2008 11:00 am
In an attempt to get into the holiday spirit, Kristy Valenti reviews Manga Claus, a 2006 Santa satire.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday December 2, 2008 11:00 am
Taking a look at an academic reference work, Kristy Valenti reviews D. Aviva Rothschild's Graphic Novels: A Bibliographic Guide to Book-Length Comics.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 25, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti takes a look at the drawings of French filmmaker/artist Jean Cocteau in this week's Uncharted Territory.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday November 18, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti continues her quest for a satisfying vampire comic, this time trying out Marvel's adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Monday November 10, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti runs down what went on this year at San Francisco's Alternative Press Expo 2008.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 28, 2008 09:00 am
In an attempt to find a good vampire comic, Kristy Valenti takes a chance on a mid-80s offering from Marvel.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 21, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti presents the conclusion of her look at Dan Clowes' Like a Valvet Glove Cast in Iron and Tim Hensley's soundtrack to the comic.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday October 14, 2008 09:00 am
In the second part of her Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron profile, Kristy Valenti talks to Tim Hensley, the man behind the soundtrack.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Monday October 6, 2008 11:00 am
Kristy Valenti compares the experience of reading Clowes' seminal work to that of reading Moore and Campbell's From Hell.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 30, 2008 09:00 am
This week in Uncharted Territory, Kristy Valenti takes a look at the way the end of DC's Minx line of graphic novels was foreshadowed when the books began appearing on the shelves at Seattle's public library.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 23, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti examines the first volume in Dark Horse's reissue of Richard E. Hughes and Ogden Whitney's Herbie.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 16, 2008 09:00 am
This week, Kristy Valenti reviews a work by the French cartoonist Killoffer.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 9, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti reports this week on the Brunetti-Tomine-Clowes panel at this year's Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday September 2, 2008 09:00 am
This week in Uncharted Territory, Kristy Valenti takes a look at one of the major works of Osamu Tezuka.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday August 26, 2008 09:00 am
This week in Uncharted Territory, Kristy Valenti reviews a mini she picked up at San Diego, and profiles the creator, Chicagoan Laura Park.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday August 19, 2008 09:00 am
Comic Con commentary lives on, but this time Kristy Valenti is giving advice that you can use anywhere you go. So it isn't really another SDCC '08 recap. Really, it isn't.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday August 12, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti gives her subjective take on San Diego Comic Con, 2008.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday July 22, 2008 09:00 am
In the conclusion to her profile, Kristy Valenti reviews each of the three books and reveals what led her to read them in the first place.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday July 15, 2008 09:00 am
In the first of a two-part look at several recent books that deal with real- or almost-real-world topics facing young women, Kristy Valenti compares the books' depictions of a variety of issues.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday July 8, 2008 09:00 am
This week in "Uncharted Territory," Kristy Valenti takes a look at the two volumes of the Twisted Sisters anthology from Kitchen Sink Press.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday July 1, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti gives some advice that you'll be thankful for when it comes time to move your comic collection, one day.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 24, 2008 09:00 am
In Uncharted Territory this week, Kristy Valenti reviews the book accompanying the Metropolitan Museum of Art's summer exhibit of fashions "inspired" by superheroes.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 17, 2008 09:00 am
Inventing a brand-new concept, Kristy Valenti speculates on which creators should be attached to which projects when movies-into-comics becomes the next big thing.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 10, 2008 09:00 am
In the conclusion to her homage to Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise, Kristy Valenti takes a look at the strip's clear plotting and its treatment of gender and ethnicity.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday June 3, 2008 09:00 am
Kristy Valenti examines the artwork of Jim Holdaway and Enric Badia Romero in the second part of her profile of the classic espionage strip Modesty Blaise.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 27, 2008 09:00 am
This week in "Uncharted Territory", Kristy Valenti presents the first part of a profile of Modesty Blaise creator Peter O'Donnell.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 20, 2008 09:00 am
Having suffered no illnesses or injuries this time around, Kristy Valenti this week provides an exhibitor/fan's perspective on the recent ECCC, one of Seattle's several major annual cons, and one with a major indie flair.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 13, 2008 10:00 am
This week in "Uncharted Territory," Kristy Valenti reveals the dress code around the Fantagraphics offices and gives a run-down on the best tees she's acquired so far.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday May 6, 2008 09:00 am
This week in Uncharted Territory, Kristy Valenti does the rounds and takes a look at the FCBD offerings of a selection of Seattle-area comic book shops.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 29, 2008 09:00 am
The conclusion of Kristy Valenti's latest profile discusses how Aimee Major Steinberger's travel-manga came together and how it differs from a typical travelogue.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 22, 2008 09:00 am
This week in Uncharted Territory, Kristy Valenti profiles an otaku's story from Go! Comi.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 15, 2008 09:00 am
The title says it all - this week in "Uncharted Territory," Kristy Valenti describes her experience at Seattle's manga con.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday April 1, 2008 10:00 am
In the conclusion of her examination, Kristy Valenti turns her attention to girls, comics, and manga.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 25, 2008 10:00 am
This week, Kristy Valenti begins an examination of the implications of gender on sequential-art reading habits by taking a look at the YA market for boys.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 18, 2008 09:00 am
In part two of her interview, Kristy Valenti covers Matt Kindt's award-winning contribution to Lost Girls and the development of his storytelling technique in Super Spy and 2 Sisters.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 11, 2008 09:00 am
In "Uncharted Territory" this week, Kristy Valenti present the first of a two-part full-length interview with Matt Kindt, creator of the Pistolwhip and Super Spy graphic novels published by Top Shelf.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Tuesday March 4, 2008 10:00 am
Part two of Kristy Valenti's profile of Dorothy Gambrell takes a look at how a webcomic creator scrapes together a living while trying to balance multiple projects.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday February 28, 2008 10:00 am
Kristy Valenti profiles Dorothy Gambrell and her hit webcomic Cat and Girl this week and next week in "Uncharted Territory."
 
By Kristy Valenti – Wednesday February 20, 2008 10:00 am
In part two of her profile of the minicomic distributor, Kristy Valenti takes a closer look at Bodega's entries as an indie publisher and the company's expanding mission.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday February 14, 2008 10:00 am
In part one of a two-part profile, Kristy Valenti talks to Bodega Distribution's Randy Chang, and reveals what it takes to distribute mini-comics in today's market.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Wednesday January 23, 2008 12:00 am
In part two of her profile of Bill Blackbeard, Kristy Valenti relates the history of the landmark book, The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday January 10, 2008 10:00 am
Few in the comics field would disagree that we're living in the Golden Age of Comic-Strip Reprints. But this would not be possible without Bill Blackbeard: his contributions to the medium include his dogged preservation of early 20th century newspapers and his seminal book The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday December 27, 2007 10:00 am
By this point, comics and cinema/television are naturally associated. However, the connection between comics and other art forms such as theater, music and poetry is harder to make. Perhaps because the "superman" meme was circulating long before Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster fastened it to their creation, the Man of Steel is the notable exception to this.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday December 13, 2007 10:00 am
It's been estimated there's something like one comic shop for every 1,000 square miles in the U. S.. As such, L.A. suffers from an embarrassment of riches: it's an epicenter for quality comics retailers.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Friday November 30, 2007 10:26 am
Warren's deft touch with Thugboy and Emp's warm relationship, which naughtily began while each was thugging and superheroining, respectively, is another ingredient that causes Empowered to gel
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday November 29, 2007 09:40 am
Between the last Dirty Pair series and the first volume of Empowered, Warren survived on freelance work such as a comic for a videogame magazine, a Livewires miniseries for Marvel and a run on Gen13 for DC/WildStorm.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday November 15, 2007 10:59 am
Only two columns into Uncharted Territory, and Kristy's already strayed into territory that's charted: Adam Warren's superhero/manga mashup, Empowered Vol. 1.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday November 1, 2007 08:55 am
Even though Esther Pearl Watson's comic Unlovable is exposed to 80,000 readers in the bimonthly feminist magazine Bust, her work is virtually unknown in comic shops, save for her self-published minis and her contributions to The Best American Comics 2006 and Blab! anthologies.
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday October 18, 2007 10:45 am
Fleep and Bookhunter, two of Shiga's mystery/thrillers, are arguably his most well-known works to date. Perhaps not coincidentally, Dylan Williams' company Sparkplug has published both of them, lending Shiga's work better productions values (and most likely better distribution than his self-published comics).
 
By Kristy Valenti – Thursday October 11, 2007 09:29 am
Although he sites Malaysian cartoonist Lat as his key influence, Jason Shiga's comics read very much like, and indeed, borrow quite a few tropes from Agatha Christie novels - both artists manage the high-wire act of entertaining their readers without sacrificing the complexity of their mysteries.
 

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