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And boy, does former-comic-newbie Bob Thompson do his homework and it shows. While most comics industry articles in mainstream publications are suspect, usually drafting curious conclusions on a limited amount of research written an hour before deadline, not only does the article interview Adrian Tomine, Francoise Mouly, Chip Kidd and others, there is a 4-part comic by Jonathan Bennett.


And boy, does former-comic-newbie Bob Thompson do his homework and it shows. While most comics industry articles in mainstream publications are suspect, usually drafting curious conclusions on a limited amount of research written an hour before deadline, not only does the article interview Adrian Tomine, Francoise Mouly, Chip Kidd and others, there is a 4-part comic by Jonathan Bennett.

OK, I’m not going to lie, it’s hard not like a journalist who says the following: I’m captivated nonetheless. Tomine is published by a small but highly regarded Canadian outfit called Drawn & Quarterly, and I soon find myself binging on some of their other authors. And sings the praises of Pyongyang, The Fixer, Louis Riel, Exit Wounds, and Shortcomings.

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