Category: Recent Reads

Drawing the deadliest known migration route

New comics journalism at The Nib from creators Julia Gfrörer (artist) and Andy Warner (editor, writer) focuses on the work that medic Tim Harrison of international aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) does on the Mediterranean Sea. Gfrörer and Warner look at Harrison’s role in rescue operations for refugees fleeing Libya for Europe by way of the most treacherous known migration route.

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Karl Stevens, indoorsman

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Readers of the Village Voice in recent years will recognize the furry subject of “A Cat Lies In Wait” at The New Yorker, even as it’s thoroughly obscured by brushy black shadows.

Palm trees and plenty of pink

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At Westfield Comics Blog, comics artist/writer Rich Tommaso talks about Dry County, a now-collected five-issue comic that’s both a tribute to detective pulp fiction and lightly rooted in autobiography.

Tapes of everything

Before “music discovery” meant algorithm-driven recommendation engines, we found bands and DJs and record labels through radio shows, record shops, mixtapes, and other tangible interactions with human beings.