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Underground Explosion

Underground Explosion By Linda Lofstrom At first glance Jay Bliznick looks more like a bouncer than the head of a film festival, even an underground film festival. But he’s quick to dispel any preconceived notions about underground films. “A lot of people make the mistake of identifying underground films as strictly films that were made […]

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In Print: the art of Blab

Since 1986 Chicagoan Monte Beauchamp has been corralling eclectic groups of artists in Blab!, an anthology of deft illustration and discourse that recently received the comics industry’s most prestigious honor, the Harvey Award, named after the late Harvey Kurtzman, creator of Mad. “My idea was to do a one-shot publication focused on comics with a […]