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December 12, 2018

Pop Art

Becoming Andy Warhol (Review)

Becoming Andy Warhol Abrams Comicsart, 2016 Writer: Nick Bertozzi To the best of our knowledge, the last time a comic book addressed the art and artistry of American pop art icon Andy Warhol was in a Vertigo Comics’ 2004 experimental project entitled “Vertical”. That stand-alone comic was unconventionally formatted to resemble a series of photographic

Butcher-Billy

Butcher Billy: Pop Art, Post-Punk Derivation, and Comics

The biblical adage that nothing is ever new under the sun seems especially true in comic books. This phenomenon is sometimes cast as express homages, sometimes as sneaky or blatant efforts to piggy-back on goodwill, and sometimes as part of the creative rush to tap into the prevailing zeitgeist. “Vertical” (published in 2004) was the