Roger Sabin

Recent articles by Roger Sabin

India meets US for a graphic King

Issue 79, Spring 2011

Review

Here is an oddity. A graphic novel about the American civil rights activist…

On the nose

Issue 68, Summer 2008

Feature

Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday was a wonder of populist design.

California gleaming

Issue 71, Spring 2009

Review

Vivid red fruit that shines as though made of Bakelite; naked women’s bodies…

Aldridge takes a trip

Issue 70, Winter 2008

Review

How many Sixties were there? There was the decade experienced by the bulk of the…

The joy of a joke

Issue 70, Winter 2008

Review

Occasionally, a comedy show enters the public consciousness so far as to become a…

Boho rap [extract]

Issue 67, Spring 2008

Review

French-Canadian Julie Doucet produced some of the most original indie comics of the…

Comic Detours And Digressions

Issue 63, Spring 2007

Review

It is a mark of how far comics have come that Yale University Press should be…

Casting light on oddball traditions

Issue 61, Autumn 2006

Review

Eye contributor Dan Nadel’s collection of strips by 29 under-the-radar US-based…

A ring-bound compendium of hate [EXTRACT]

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Review

This handbook – actually a plastic ring-binder – is a compendium of hundreds of…

Is it a comic? No, it\‘s history

Issue 37, Autumn 2000

Review

Sequels are rarely a good idea – unless they happen to be The Godfather.…

Shock tactics: Bazooka

Issue 61, Autumn 2006

Feature

Though inspired by UK punk, the Bazooka collective’s violent, sexy graphics spoke in a French…

For your eyes only

Issue 68, Summer 2008

Review

Does a picture paint a thousand words, as Telly Savalas once postulated? This…

Understanding Silly Books

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Feature

Turning Python’s TV humour into cold print required some very serious graphic design

Comic books come back with a cautious bang

Issue 36, Summer 2000

Feature

After a 1990s bubble that went splatt, the comics industry has begun to renew itself through new…