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Panels & Pictures

Panels & Pictures by Derik A. Badman

Panels & Pictures: The Pleasures of the Comics

In this month's column Derik A Badman discusses the seven pleasures that keep him reading a comic.

Panels & Pictures: Cave and Jungle

Derik A Badman looks at two webcomics from Top Shelf 2.0, Cave Adventure by Michael DeForge and Ritual of the Savage by Jed McGowan, in this month's Panels & Pictures.

Panels & Pictures: Electrocomics

Derik A Badman takes a looks at two nonfiction webcomics from the European "screen publisher" Electrocomics in this month's Panels & Pictures. Rubiah by Sacha Goerg is an autobiographical telling of a stay in Indonesia, while Kai Pfeiffer's Radioactive Forever is a comics essay on the Chernobyl incident and its echoes.

Panels & Pictures: The Lady's Murder

In this month's Panels & Pictures, Derik A Badman reviews the recently completed The Lady's Murder by Eliza Frye, an evocative 32 page mystery that uses bold colors and striking compositions.

Panels & Pictures: Parade (With Fireworks)

In this month's Panels & Pictures, Derik A Badman takes a look at Parade (With Fireworks) by Mike Cavallaro. Nominated for an Eisner in "Best Limited Series," the comic originally appeared online.

Panels & Pictures: Text in Comics

In this month's Panels & Pictures, Derik A Badman makes an illustrated list of the various ways text is used in comics: from speech and thought to sound effects and labels.

Panels & Pictures: Definition Redux

Last month, Derik Badman posited his thoughts on defining comics and essayist (and ComixTalk contributor) Neil Cohn wrote a response to it.  In this month's Panels & Pixels, Badman examines Cohn's response and follows a few articles to expand on definitions and methods for identifying works as "comics."

Panels & Pictures: Definition

This month, Derik A Badman offers some quotes and comments on the idea of defining "comics" and why we should stop bothering. A brief detour from looking at individual comics to the idea of "comics" as a whole.

Panels & Pictures: Close Reading Krigstein

In this month's Panels & Pictures, Derik A Badman takes a close look at "Murder Dreams", a short comic from 1954 drawn by B. Krigstein.

Panels & Pictures: Constraint

In this month's Panels & Pictures, Derik A Badman discusses the idea of constraint in creative work and a number of comics examples in print and around the web.