Debuting DWYCK

Today I’ve posted my inaugural column–dubbed DWYCK in memory of Guru–over at Hooded Utilitarian, one of the liveliest and highest-falutin’ spots in the comics blogosphere. I’m honoured to be part of the team there, and excited about now being able to express my disagreements with everyone there from the inside, instead of just their bustling…

The Voice

“It’s mostly the voice, that gets you up/ And mostly the voice, that makes you buck/ Some got flavor, and some got skills/ But if your voice ain’t dope, then you gots to CHILL” —“Mostly tha Voice” (1994) The recent passing of Keith Elam, a.k.a. The Guru (1961-2010 RIP), reminds us of an era in…

Contemporary Comics in Copenhagen – Programme

The programme for the international comics symposium that I’m co-organising at the University of Copenhagen in connection with the comics festival Komiks.dk, is now ready. The symposium presents papers from 12 international comics scholars on a diverse range of subjects in contemporary comics, features a keynote from Canadian scholar Jacques Samson, and a special appearance…

Draw or Die!

Danish quality comics publisher Steffen P. Maarup has ripped off borrowed the inspired concept of pitting cartoonists against each other on paper from French cartooning duo Ruppert/Mulot, and the results promise to be pretty hilarious. Check in here — a new battle will be posted every Friday until we have a Danish champion! First up…