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Best American Comics: the Notable Comics of 2013

Our annual list of Notable comics from the Best American Comics, with links!

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Best American Comics 2013 Table of Contents

Every year, we get requests from teachers wanting to know what will be in the new Best American Comics before it comes out, so as to plan their classes. Herewith, therefore, is the table of contents of the next Best American Comics, edited by Jeff Smith, and with a fantastic cover by Kate Beaton, and out in September of this year.

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Book Group #2: “Lucille”, by Ludovic Debeurme

In the fall of 2011 we did a comics reading series at the Brooklyn Public Library. The third book we read and discussed was Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme. Here is a slightly edited transcript of our discussion that Sunday afternoon.

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Best American Comics: the Notable Comics of 2012 (and a giveaway)

A complete list with links of the Notable Comics 2012 from the Best American Comics, and a giveaway of some of those very books! Comment to enter the drawing.

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Teaching Comics to Teens week 2 day 3: How Not To Be Funny

So after spending yesterday helping my students struggle with their nascent, shaky ideas, revising, reworking and shaping them according to the fundamentals that make gag cartoons work, what do I do? Introduce Anti-Gag Cartoons of course! Keep ‘em off balance, that’s what I say!

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Giveaway: Best American Comics 2011, signed by cartoonists and Alison Bechdel

Matt and Jessica are giving away signed copies of the Best American Comics 2011.

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Giveaway: Best American Comics 2010, signed by cartoonists and Neil Gaiman

Matt and Jessica are giving away signed copies of the Best American Comics 2010.

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Best American Comics 2012 table of contents

Every year, we get requests from teachers wanting to know what will be in the new Best American Comics before it comes out, so as to plan their classes. Herewith, therefore, is the table of contents of the new Best American Comics, edited by Françoise Mouly, and out in September of this year. vii : Read More

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Get this comic: “(NO) PAIN! The mega-mini comic”

Seeing how many cartoonists were injured inspired Kriota to try her hand at cartooning. The result is a fat little tome that should have a place on every cartoonist’s shelf, (NO) PAIN! The mega-mini comic.

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Book group transcription #1: “Fun Home” by Alison Bechdel

Back in the fall, Matt and I ran a graphic novel book club at the Brooklyn Public Library. These were really great discussions, and we’re going to try to post complete transcripts.

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