December 2014

Wherefore Archie thou?

Yes, she just said “Archie-O.” Two pages from a rather long Shakespeare-themed story, “The Show Must Go On,” found in Archie’s Funhouse Comics Digest #11 (the latest, February 2015 issue—at […]

The wickedly talented Barbara Allan

Here’s a theatrical dialogue from Antiques Con, the latest wonderful Trash ‘n’ Treasures mystery by Barbara Allan (aka the cosily married writing team of Max Allan Collins and Barbara Collins, both […]

Boho Comics

    Bohemians—A Graphic History Edited by Paul Buhle and David Berger (Verso, 2014) Here are some of the noted thespians who make the cut for Bohemians: A Graphic History, […]

Belafonte’s Battles

Becoming Belafonte—Black Artist, Public Radical By Judith E. Smith (University of Texas Press, 2014) This new Harry Belafonte bio by Judith E. Smith an American Studies prof at UMass, contains […]

From Life to Stage to Screen

Stephen Dest, the New Haven-based filmmaker whom I originally met through his exploits in local theater, has asked me to tell you all that he is the midst of a […]

Archie Town

From Afterlife With Archie Comics #7, the second chapter of “Betty: R.I.P.” Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa with artwork by Francesco Francavilla. Evidence that Gordon Edelstein didn’t go far enough in […]

Theater Comics Bonanza

    More theater-themed comic strips, which I found on the invaluable GoComics site, for discriminating aesthetes. This latest batch features Jason Poland’s Robbie and Bobby, Dan Dougherty’s Beardo, Frank Cummings’ Brain […]