Roger Sabin

Recent articles by Roger Sabin

Aldridge takes a trip

Issue 70, Winter 2008

Review

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

Impeccable stupidity

Issue 70, Winter 2008

Review

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

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 Martin Luther…

For your eyes only

Issue 68, Summer 2008

Review

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

On the nose

Issue 68, Summer 2008

Feature

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

Shock tactics: Bazooka

Issue 61, Autumn 2006

Feature

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

Understanding silly books

Issue 54, Winter 2004

Feature

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

California gleaming

Issue 71, Spring 2009

Review

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

Political punch

Issue 41, Autumn 2001

Review

The refreshing thing about David Huxley’s heavily illustrated history of British underground comics is the…

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. Reinventing…

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 formats, from glossy hardbacks to cheap pulp