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Media Critique

Daedalus vs. FutureBot | Yonkoma & Fumetti Experiment

Screenwriting guru Sid Field is known for his autocratic adherence to the proverbial three-act structure but few beyond manga artists employ the even more demanding 4-cell Yonkoma structure for visually-driven narrative. Like many Japanese art forms (like, um, haiku and, … Read on.

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Culture Personae

Brenda Starr Creator Dale Messick Endured Deadlines and Sexism

“I’m a half-assed celebrity — everyone knows Brenda Starr but nobody knows me,” laughs cartoonist Dale Messick. “I still get fan letters after all these years — five or 10 a week. They all want a sketch and an autograph … Read on.