Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 343
November 24, 2017
Cartoon Comix Allen. We’ve  featured this manifestation several times before, notably in the thoughtful and lively work of Nathan Gelgud. and, back in the 70’s, not forgetting Pat Ryan and Allen’s Chicago Trial Testimony in comic form  Keeping that tradition going, a shout-out to talented Sasha Velour‘s on-going graphic novel on Stonewall.[…]
60th Anniversary of the Howl Verdict
October 3, 2017
Today is an historic day.  The 60th anniversary of the landmark Free Speech verdict. On this day in 1957, Judge Clayton Horn declared that “Howl” was not obscene. As he announced: “I do not believe that “Howl” is without redeeming social importance. The first part of “Howl” presents a picture of a[…]
The Beats: A Graphic History
March 27, 2009
By Harvey Pekar, Nancy J. Peters, Penelope Rosemont, Joyce Brabner, Trina Robbins and Tuli Kupferberg (Hill and Wang; 199 pages; $22) We haven’t had a chance to check out the recently-published The Beats: A Graphic History so for now we’re relying on Gerald Nicosia’s review in last Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle. He[…]