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Drawn & Quarterly: A Comix Empire Grows in Montreal

A couple of Christmases back an enlightened gift-giver presented me with a copy of Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth. “Gee, thanks,” I said, while thinking “Hmmm. A comic book, eh?” By Boxing Day, when my mind had been blown by Ware’s mesmerizing and psychologically profound combination of words and pictures, a […]

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Catherine Kidd, The Page and the Stage

What was it like spending part of your youth in the Yukon? The things I remember are melting a bit. When I was about three or four a man gave me a beaded bracelet he had made, with the initials LG on it. They were the initials of a girlfriend he had just broken up […]

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Necessary Betrayals

For a while in the ’80s everyone was talking about Generation X. Surely you recall: they were brooding, materialistic slackers who’d one day (about now actually) sink the economy with their apathy and annoying Zen philosophy. Now that Gen-Xers are blended into the general wash of adulthood, the emergence of raving, ecstasy-addled Gen-Y is what’s […]