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Tue, January 21st, 2014 - Judge A Book By Its Colors, Not Its Cover
Augie has a new theory he wants to test: Can he tell how visually appealing a book will be simply by looking at the colors of its thumbnails?

Tue, January 14th, 2014 - Smurfing Rob Liefeld
While drawing Smurfs earlier this week, Augie learned some lessons about art from the works of Rob Liefeld.

Tue, January 7th, 2014 - Victorian Street Urchins & Dark Horse's Next Move
Head to Victorian England for a beautifully drawn book following two street urchins having amazing adventures. Plus, what's Dark Horse's next move?

Tue, December 31st, 2013 - Augie Celebrates 2013 in Comics
Augie reviews a pair of Carl Barks' Donald Duck Christmas classics, and then reviews the year in Pipeline!

Tue, December 24th, 2013 - Augie Wishes You An "Irredeemable Ant-Man" Christmas
Is too weird good enough? Which comics publisher is wildly, though quietly, successful? Which Ant-Man for the movies? And a few bits more!

Tue, December 17th, 2013 - Miracleman, Malibu's Coloring Department & More!
Miracleman gets recolored! BOOM! goes big! Conventional wisdom debunked! Four really good comics from 2013! And lots more!

Tue, December 10th, 2013 - Reviewing The "Image Revolution" Documentary
Though well shot and impressive for the creators cooperation, "Image Revolution " ultimately tries to cover too much in too short a time.

Tue, December 3rd, 2013 - Rearrange Your Bookshelf - NOW
As he rearranges his bookcase, Augie has thoughts on how it mirrors his tastes & affects his focus. When's the last time you switched things up?

Tue, November 26th, 2013 - Deep In the Inks
Augie shares some of his experiments with inking, explaining why he's doing it and how it relates to his reviews.

Tue, November 19th, 2013 - "The Walking Dead," Smurfs & IDW's Artist's Editions
Augie explains Cliff Rathburn's contributions to "The Walking Dead," an early look at the new Smurfs Anthology and fun with IDW's Artist's Editions.

Tue, November 12th, 2013 - Of Smurfs and Peyo
Augie goes searching for a "Smurfs" video and comes back with amazing French cartoon improv from the 70s.

Tue, November 5th, 2013 - The New York Marathon, Cosplay and Germs
A photo parade from a very different type of crowd, how the French market books and the bittersweet story of a young girl and her best friend, the germ

Tue, October 29th, 2013 - Chip Kidd's Graphic Design Guide for Kids
Augie looks at a pair of books aimed at younger audiences: Chip Kidd's guide to graphic design, and Papercutz' "Dance Class" gag-a-page graphic novel.

Tue, October 22nd, 2013 - NYCC Wrap-Up & Photo Parade Finale
Augie concludes his New York Comic Con adventures with a look at the translated books he picked up, people he spoke with and the second half of his photos.

Tue, October 15th, 2013 - NYCC Cosplay Photo Parade
Augie went to NYCC this weekend and brought back a photo parade. Find out why he decided to stop fighting and learn to love the cosplay.

Tue, October 8th, 2013 - Pre-New York Comic Con Musings
New York Comic Con brings crazier-then-ever marketing! Photorealism versus abstraction! French comics sell millions of copies! Face front, True Believers - it's Pipeline time!

Tue, October 1st, 2013 - "She-Hulk," "X-Force" & "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Augie weighs the chances for success of the new She-Hulk title and dives back into the behind the scenes contentiousness on the original "X-Force" all as he plans for New York Comic Con,

Tue, September 24th, 2013 - Reminiscing Over Liefeld's New Mutants, Deadpool & More
Augie travels back in time to the end of Rob Liefeld's "New Mutants" run and embraces the fantasy of superhero comics over modern realism. Plus, some recent interesting lettering samples.

Tue, September 17th, 2013 - Augie Reminsces Over "Previews"
As "Previews" hits #300, Augie looks back at an old copy of the catalog from 1994 and finds some fun stuff:, including Miracleman, Cerebus, fun Image ads and an Archie cover sketch.

Tue, September 10th, 2013 - Harley Quinn, Danger Girl & Godwin's Law
A photography-obsessed Augie sees a camera in "Danger Girl" and take a deep dive into its level of authenticity. Plus: Harley Quinn, Godwin's Law, new fonts and more!

Tue, September 3rd, 2013 - Steranko and the Art of Comic Book Storytelling
Struck by a page of Jim Steranko's art from "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Augie breaks down the legendary artist's storytelling to see what he can learn.

Tue, August 27th, 2013 - Looking At Humanoids' Dramedy & Dark Comedy Offerings
Augie looks at a pair of Humanoids offerings this week: The romantic dramedy "Bluesy Lucy" and the noir dark comedy, "Bad Breaks." Plus, updates on "The Smurfs" and Steve Uy's "Feather."

Tue, August 20th, 2013 - New "Smurfs" Anthology, Digest-Sized Experiments
Is bigger better? Augie takes a close look at "The Smurfs Anthology" from Papercutz, and evaluates digest-format experiments from Image's "Savage Dragon" and Marvel's "Spellbinders."

Tue, August 13th, 2013 - Mike Wieringo's Widescreen "Fantastic Four"
Mike Wieringo passed away six years ago this week, and Augie remembers the artist's beloved stint on "Fantastic Four," specifically the widescreen scope of the three-issue "Fourtitude" arc.

Tue, August 6th, 2013 - Claremont & Miller's "Wolverine"
Augie takes a look at the classic Chris Claremont/Frank Miller 'Wolverine' mini-series and realizes something about Miller's art. Also, coloring, storytelling, and planning for NYCC (already?!?)

Tue, July 30th, 2013 - Revisiting Steve Uy's "Eden's Trail" and "Feather"
Augie goes back a decade to Marvel's experiment with "Eden's Trail," a sideways comic from Steve Uy and Chuck Austen presented in the Marvelscope format. Plus, Uy's stronger follow-up series, "Feather."

Tue, July 23rd, 2013 - San Diego 2013: The Scene
Augie looks back at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego from his vantage point in New Jersey to see how Hall H is changing, how the con might expand and if there were any winners to be had.

Tue, July 16th, 2013 - Revisiting Marvel's Beezer & Belova
Augie begins a new series looking at the experiments Marvel took in the early 2000s. This week, he focuses on "Gus Beezer" and "Black Widow." One works much better than the other, but both are worthy experiments.

Tue, July 9th, 2013 - The Digital Comics Revolution Leaps Forward
Augie declares Image PIPELINE's winner of Comic-Con International two weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to their DRM-free comics. He also analyzes Jason Howard's art on "Scatterlands" and much more!

Tue, July 2nd, 2013 - Image Comics - Past, Present, Future
On the celebration of this year's Image Expo, Augie caught up on his Image Comics reading stack. Today, he goes over 15 books of recent note, including a few which won't be released until next week.

Tue, June 25th, 2013 - Revisiting "Orbital," Orzechowski's Lettering
This week, Augies spends some time in France - well, with the French comic series "Orbital," at least - before heading back stateside to look at how letterers present translated dialogue.

Tue, June 18th, 2013 - Revisiting Quesada and Palmiotti's "Ash"
Augie pulls Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti's "Ash" out of his longbox archives and is transported back to a garish time in computer production, as well as a series that didn't quite live up to its hype.

Tue, June 11th, 2013 - Marvel's Ultimate Comics Problem
Augie is confused by Marvel's Ultimate Comics Universe and locates the problem with the publishing program. Also, can DC repeat Marvel's lessons from their late 90s comeback?

Tue, June 4th, 2013 - Dissecting Darwyn Cooke's "Catwoman"
Augie dissects a couple pages of Darwyn Cooke's "Catwoman" artwork to discover how cinematic storytelling can blend together with comic book idioms to make for great comics.

Tue, May 28th, 2013 - Revisiting Mike Kunkel's "Herobear"
Augie casts a fresh eye on an old favorite, "Herobear and the Kid," and while the art still charms, he finds a lot of shortcomings he didn't expect in the storytelling, lettering and a few more places.

Tue, May 21st, 2013 - Bikini Cowboys, Marvel Knights & Rob Liefeld
This week, Augie likes a new graphic novel about a cowgirl in a bikini wandering the old west with her surfboard. Also, a look back at Chuck Dixon's "Marvel Knights" and Rob Liefeld's storytelling in "X-Force."

Tue, May 14th, 2013 - The Irredeemable Ant-Man VS AvX
This week, it's a pair of blasts from the past as Augie dives into his growing digital comics collection and comes up with Robert Kirkman's "Irredeemable Ant-Man" and the opening chapter of Marvel's "AvX."

Tue, May 7th, 2013 - Reviewing "Iron Man 3"
Augie saw "Iron Man 3" and rather enjoyed himself; as a roller coaster movie, it's a fun ride. Also, some thoughts on 3D and movie trailers, the future of the franchise and more.

Tue, April 30th, 2013 - John Byrne's "Superman" #1 Revisited
25 years ago, John Byrne rebooted Superman. Today, Augie reviews "Superman" #1 and looks at the generational differences in comics storytelling. Plus, how Apple is like CCI, why "Jupiter’s Legacy" is unreadable, and more.

Tue, April 23rd, 2013 - Making Comics 'Special' Again
Augie looks back on the first issue of Chris Claremont's "X-Men Forever!" Plus, how can we make comics "special" again, where is Frank Miller's "300" sequel and more!

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