Poetry and Comics: Poems Becoming Comics

The connection between comics and poetry has been made several times by several very smart people. “{Comics] are also a kind of poetry, an incantation beckoning us to enter their world. The simplicity of their ...

The lineup in “Bullies”

The first panel of my little memoir comic “Bullies” presents an array of comics characters that I was into when I first started reading comics. I still have almost all of these comics (except from ...

Someone to Watch Over Me now available

As I was working on Lounger, I was also creating little reflective pieces about my childhood. I have now gathered these explorations all together into a 32-page comic. They don’t compose a linear memoir, but ...

“Bullies” posted in Comics

My short comic about trying to avoid superheroes for three decades is up. It’s called “Bullies” and includes a panel about the crazy days of The Comics Journal message board. Here’s the link: http://www.nijomu.com/comics/bullies/

Bering Strait by Tom Manning

Human beings prefer the progressive linear narrative. We like to tell ourselves stories where events start at a single origin point and progress towards their present, evolved endpoint. For many years in popular culture, people ...