By Matt Dojny
I am super happy to present some work by our newest artist, Isabel Reidy. Isabel’s short work will be going up every so often and I heard from a fairly reliable source (myself) that there might be a syndicated comic coming up from her as well. Note: I’m going to be taking a more in-depth look at Isabel’s body of work in the next few days.
Owing to my having been very, very drunk in order to celebrate the, uh, something of my country, here’s a late edition of HIPHOP IS THE FUTURE by the one and only Matt Dojny.
by Akiko Kawabe
Here’s an unnamed short by Akiko Kawabe (neé Tamura). It’s a fold-out minicomic, as you can see above, but not terribly much is lost by translating the story into a flat digital format (…as fun as flipping pages can be). That’s not a bad thing; some stories are just that adaptable. It is nice being able to carry this charming little thing around to show to others, though. As always, click the image to see a larger version of the comic.
by Matt Dojny
by Matt Dojny
 “Sweden Neutral”! I made out something in a HHITF background!
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita,
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
ché la diritta via era smarrita.
When I had journeyed half of our life’s way,
I found myself within a shadowed forest,
for I had lost the path that does not stray.
Dante, The Inferno, Canto I, lines 1-3[2a]
Half my life is gone, and I have let
The years slip from me and have not fulfilled
The aspiration of my youth, to build
Some tower of song with lofty parapet.
Not indolence, nor pleasure, nor the fret
Of restless passions that would not be stilled,
But sorrow, and a care that almost killed,
Kept me from what I may accomplish yet;
Though, half-way up the hill, I see the Past
Lying beneath me with its sounds and sights,–
A city in the twilight dim and vast,
With smoking roofs, soft bells, and gleaming lights,–
And hear above me on the autumnal blast
The cataract of Death far thundering from the heights.
Courtesy of Scott Dutton
Government intervention in the [Canadian] economy broadened with the introduction of the War Exchange Conservation Act. […] It was primarily designed to conserve American dollars by restricting the importation of non-essential goods. Among the items banned were fiction periodicals, a category that encompassed pulps and other newsstand magazines, including comic books. The government had inadvertently laid the groundwork for a Canadian comics industry.
 Called so because the comics were frequently printed with a black-and-white interior. I thought it was a white supremacist group at first.
(I think it’s kind of hilarious that the name of this section hasn’t changed, but such is life. It shall remain “Here Are Some Cool Things.”)
by Matt Dojny
Helen America is back with more of her diary comic The Secret Life of Helen America. Here’s what’s happened so far:
The Secret Life will now return to its regularly scheduled release every Wednesday.
Matt Oppenheim and Bill Turpin