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The Postgal Workshop (猫室) has become the champion of homegrown animation in Hong Kong. Its recent comic book and animated shorts series, Din Dong (癲噹), went from being a local indie favorite to being aired on Japanese TV. Din

Almost twenty years after its publication, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (1992) is still the best reference point for a “serious” comic book or graphic novel. Written and illustrated by Art Spiegelman, Maus tells the story of Spiegelman’s father’s Holocaust experience …

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (2011) is a fantastic game and social media experiment that is, for better or worse, wrapped up in its own hype. Its makers have described their work as “a brave experiment in Input Output Cinema,” …

Mass Effect 2 is a hybrid action and roleplaying game (RPG) set in a sci-fi world. It was first released by Canadian game studio Bioware in 2010 and is the second game in a trilogy.

The first thing I noticed …

Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of Mario, claims that Super Mario Galaxy 2 (スーパーマリオギャラクシー2, 2010) is so hard that even he slams his fists on the table in frustration when he plays it. But don’t be fooled by this statement. …

The Misra Legacy Compilation I is a fantastic, and free, mixtape of North American indie rock. Details reposted from Crawdaddy:

Out with the old Bracys, in with the new. Misra has always been a fiercely pro-artist record label, founded

“Wait, you play Settlers of Catan?”

To have played Settlers means to have passed the rite of initiation into “German” (or German-style) board games. This niche genre of tabletop games is considered close to the American classics Monopoly and …

I first ran into Portal (2007) at the Game Developers Conference in 2008. I was interested in narrative and gaming at the time, and had wandered into the session hoping to learn something new about the subject. I had not …

A light post for the holidays! For the second year in a row, UK-based online indie music zine The Line of Best Fit has convinced various Canadian musicians to pitch in for their Christmas-themed mix, “Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada.”

This …

The Taste of Chlorine (Le goût du chlore, 2008) bears a simple story: Young man goes to the pool. Meets a girl. Using this simple premise, illustrator and author Bastien Vivès tells a compelling story through a series …

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