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  • Enemies of the State #005 – The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

    Enemies of the State #005 – The Breakaways by Cathy G. Johnson

    Enemies of the State is a monthly virtual book club discussion on a recently published comic, featuring a rotating cast of comics critics. Episode #5 of Enemies of the State is an interview between critic Alex Hoffman and cartoonist Cathy G. Johnson about her comic The Breakaways, a 2019 middle grade graphic novel from First […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2015: Part 2

    Another five entries off my list. We’ll take a short break on Friday for the latest episode of Sequential Statement, and then we’ll be back into the rest of the list next week. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Complete List Time Capsule […]

  • Review: Ley Lines #3 – Thank God I Am In Love by Cathy G. Johnson Earlier this week, I published an interview with Kevin Czap and L. Nichols, the publishers of the Ley Lines series. Thank God, I Am In Love by Cathy G. Johnson is the third issue of the quarterly publication, which engages […]

  • Interview – Kevin Czap and L. Nichols on Ley Lines

    You’ve probably seen me talkabout the Ley Lines series on Twitter. The series is copublished by Czap Books and Grindstone Comics, and the first issue by Annie Mok was on my 2014 Comics that Challenged Me list. Issue #3 by Cathy G. Johnson debuted at TCAF this year, and my review of that comic will go […]

  • Review: Lovers Only #1 by Cathy G. Johnson, Mickey Zacchilli, and Sophia Foster-Dimino The Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) is thoroughly in the books at this point, and after two weeks of vacation & work-inflicted internet exile, I’m finally digging into some of the books I got at TCAF. Last year I wrote a show […]

  • Comics That Challenged Me in 2014: Part 1

    It’s December which means it’s time for anyone writing about comics to put together their “2014 Best Of” list. I’ve been thinking about the idea of crafting a best of list and what that means in a diverse and content rich medium like comics. The word “best” implies a finality even if the writer only […]

  • Thoughts on Brainstorm: A Conversation About Comic Writing Processes with MJ Robinson and Cathy G. Johnson [First and foremost, apologies for the rustling in the audio. I recorded the talk on my phone, and having never recorded a talk before, I forgot to put the phone on a flat surface, so it sat on my […]

  • Review: Dear Amanda by Cathy G. Johnson One of the great joys of SPX for me this year (despite not getting to be there) was to see great cartoonists be recognized through the Ignatz Awards. Cathy G. Johnson is the winner of this year’s Promising New Talent Ignatz award on a slate of really great […]

  • Pointers #1

    Everyone could use a little more “go and see” in their comics lives. We spend a lot of time wrapped up in what we’re interested in, so sometimes we miss new projects or comics. I thought I’d take a few seconds to point out some things you should have a gander at – new projects, […]

  • It’s hard to believe that SPX is only three weeks away! There are a lot of interesting books that are going to be debuting this Fall, and although I’m not going to be able to go to spx this year, here’s what I think you should look for (and what I’ll be looking to grab […]