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Rob Cline

nAMUH
Posted by Rob Cline | Nov 19, 2015

Check out Ryan Bentzinger's nAMUH exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art through Jan. 17, 2016. The origin story for Ryan Bentzinger’s nAMUH could be summed up this way:...

Gotham
Posted by Rob Cline | Nov 2, 2015

In this depiction of Gotham City, a teenage Batman is still coming into his own as Detective Gordan struggles to keep his city in check. The first season of Gotham,...

Posted by Rob Cline | Oct 7, 2015

Writer Sean Christopher Lewis and artist Benjamin Mackey -- each of whom has contributed to the Iowa City arts scene in a variety of ways and settings -- are now...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jul 14, 2015

Benjamin Percy, who’s taught creative writing at both the University of Iowa and Iowa State, is best known as a novelist who defies genre conventions. He is the author of...

Posted by Rob Cline | Apr 30, 2015

Like many writers, Kyle Higgins found his voice in Iowa City. The comic book creator — whose credits include work for Marvel and DC Comics as well as his creator-owned...

The Sculptor
Posted by Rob Cline | Apr 24, 2015

Scott McCloud is best known for Understanding Comics, his 1993 examination of the comics medium that is, itself, presented in the form of a comic. It’s a seminal...

Posted by Rob Cline | Mar 13, 2015

The epigraph at the beginning of Love Volume 1: The Tiger offers enigmatic insight into the wordless graphic novel that follows: “In the animal kingdom, animals...

Posted by Rob Cline | Feb 5, 2015

In Sing No Evil, a young man named Aksel has lofty aspirations, but faces three problems that threaten his musical career...

Colorblind Comics
Posted by Rob Cline | Dec 18, 2014

Perhaps you need a comics pick-me-up to beat back the winter blahs. Or maybe you’re shopping for those hard-to-please readers on your list. Or maybe time has gotten away from...

Posted by Rob Cline | Nov 28, 2014

Reporter Jack Baxter standing in a media storm on the cover of Volume 1 of Phantom Jack Sometimes, something forgotten and flawed is just as interesting as, if not more...

Posted by Rob Cline | Oct 15, 2014

In Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe's Peanut, a girl named Sadie decides to inform her classmates at her new high school that she’s deathly allergic to peanuts...

Posted by Rob Cline | Sep 23, 2014

In the awarding-winning graphic novel Lost in the Wash, writer John Ira Thomas, who lives in Coralville, and artist Will Grant, an Iowa City native who lives in Minneapolis, have...

Colorblind Comics
Posted by Rob Cline | Aug 5, 2014

Danica Novgorodoff’s latest graphic novel, The Undertaking of Lily Chen, takes as its jumping-off point an old Chinese practice known as "ghost marriage." In...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jul 18, 2014

Writer Kent Bollers and artist Rick Leonardi invite you to look up Sherlock Holmes at a new address. Oh, the detective still resides at 221B Baker Street. But in Watson...

Posted by Rob Cline | Jun 12, 2014

Powers is what I always recommend to folks who have grown tired of traditional superhero stories. I have been an avid reader of the ongoing series by...

Posted by Rob Cline | May 15, 2014

The Spider-titles were proliferating around my house. I figured I needed to squish a few. First, I had started buying my son Ultimate Spider-Man...