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Actual Humans vs Talking Muffins

an image of the cover of Cold Heat number 3

By Asher Penn

Thursday June 14, 2007

Kramer’s Ergot, The Ganzfeld, Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphic Books and McSweeney’s have all put out inch-and-a-half-thick anthologies that champion the major players of indie comics in recent years. While these books provide a unified front regarding the medium, the actual content suggest the opposite.

Instead of creating a spectrum of different takes on the practice of the comic book, these collections seem to be comprised of two unspoken camps functioning in direct conflict with one another.

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