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New York Comic Con 2012 in words and pictures.

October 23, 2012
New York Comic Con 2012 in words and pictures.

This year’s NYCC was pretty overwhelming in scale and scope: over 116,000 attendees passed through the Javits Center over the four days of the convention (with uncountable exhibitors, speakers, creators, celebrity guests, and convention staff and volunteers not included in that number).  It was a headspinning half-week of sensory overload, a nonstop barrage of...
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Depth Of Field presents ‘A Celebration Of Pop Music Comics’!

September 29, 2012
Depth Of Field presents ‘A Celebration Of Pop Music Comics’!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “A Celebration Of Pop Music Comics” at Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan on October 10th Depth Of Field Magazine brings together comic creators, fans, and press for round-table panel discussion, signings, and pre-NYCC revelry On Wednesday, October 10th, at 7pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present A Celebration of...
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Depth Of Field presents Hip-Hop And Comics at New York Comic-Con!

September 20, 2012
Depth Of Field presents Hip-Hop And Comics at New York Comic-Con!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining” panel to take place at New York Comic-Con Depth Of Field Magazine brings together renowned comic creators and Hip-Hop legends to discuss ties between the forms, upcoming projects, and shared inspirations On Saturday, October 13th, from 5:15-6:15pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present Hip-Hop...
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Album Reviews: Dinosaur Jr., Rubblebucket, The Soft Pack

September 19, 2012
Album Reviews: Dinosaur Jr., Rubblebucket, The Soft Pack

Dinosaur Jr.- I Bet On Sky (Jagjaguwar, 2012) The opening notes threw me a bit off-balance.  I’ve grown to expect Dinosaur Jr. records to open with giant washes of guitar, going full-throttle from the very first second, but this is a bit different.  There’s certainly guitar, but it’s a rapid-fire strum that floats over...
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Hip-Hop Comics: Eric Orr’s Rappin’ Max Robot

September 12, 2012
Hip-Hop Comics: Eric Orr’s Rappin’ Max Robot

The story of Hip-Hop and Comics is long and convoluted.  Hip-Hop began as a communal expression, a bunch of kids in the South Bronx looking for a way to have a good time and move away from the world of gangs and crime that filled their day-to-day lives.  Parties in parks and housing projects,...
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Hip-Hop Comics: An Introduction. Eighties Exploitation- Vibe, Wolfpack.

September 4, 2012
JLA Annual Int. 3

Hip-Hop comics are difficult to define, much as Hip-Hop itself is.  They’re an entirely different thing than Pop Music Comics, and they deserve their own forum for discussion.  This is an important distinction to make, because Hip-Hop is more than just music; it’s a culture based around four elements – the music (DJing), the...
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Album Reviews: Public Enemy, Kendra Morris, Beetnix, Arrested Development

August 22, 2012
Album Reviews: Public Enemy, Kendra Morris, Beetnix, Arrested Development

Public Enemy- Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp (Enemy Reords/Spit Digital 2012) Public Enemy.  Musical innovators, political provocateurs, Hip-Hop icons.  This is the first of two new albums they have slated for release before the year is out, and it’s a dynamic, focused and forceful statement.  The cover art and...
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Comic Review Round-Up: The Only Living Boy, Battlepug, Lady Sabre

August 5, 2012
Comic Review Round-Up: The Only Living Boy, Battlepug, Lady Sabre

The Only Living Boy #1 (Bottled Lightning Comics) The Only Living Boy is an entrancing ballad of a little boy lost, an epic fantasy with an intimate focus.  It conjures a fully-realized environment of mysterious ruins and gladiators and monsters that evokes ‘Planet Hulk‘ and ‘Planet Of The Apes‘ equally; a bountiful feast of...
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Starwarsploitation Sounds: Star Wars On Record, 1977-1979

July 29, 2012
Starwarsploitation Sounds: Star Wars On Record, 1977-1979

After Star Wars became a blockbuster success in 1977, it came as very little surprise that lots of cash-in attempts ensued. Every major movie studio suddenly seemed to have a big-budget sci-fi film on their schedule, crazy astro-styled action figures flooded dime store toy aisles, every magazine had some iteration of the stars/monsters/droids of...
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Pop Music Comics: David Lapham’s Young Liars

July 15, 2012
Pop Music Comics: David Lapham’s Young Liars

While some pop comics focus on trying to evoke emotions through particular musical references, that’s not the tack that David Lapham took with his (sadly short-lived) Young Liars series. Two song titles emblazoned on a cassette appear at the start of each chapter, giving emotional cues to the action that follows; from then on,...
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