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Sabrina Jones translates the history and statistics of America's era of mass incarceration into a graphic, sometimes claustrophobic story. Image: Sabrina Jones
Sabrina Jones translates the history and statistics of America's era of mass incarceration into a graphic, sometimes claustrophobic story. Image: Sabrina Jones

A graphic account of America's love affair with prisons

One of the most complicated issues to talk about, here in the North Country and across the US, is our nation's massive prison system. America incarcerates far more individuals than any other nation on earth, far outstripping countries like China and Russia. It's a thorny topic that tangles up everything from race relations to small-town economies to our ideas about justice and drug addiction.

Sabrina Jones is a political artist who spends each summer in Saratoga County and she'll speak tonight at at 7:30 pm at Bluseed Studio in Saranac Lake. Jones uses comic books to capture the complicated, painful history of America's four-decade long era of mass incarceration.  Go to full article
Richie Rich was one of the characters that Couchey drew for Harvey Comics (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Richie Rich was one of the characters that Couchey drew for Harvey Comics (Photos: Brian Mann)

Sid Couchey wove the North Country into comic book history

Tonight at the Wadhams Library in Essex County, North Country comic book illustrator Sid Couchey will give a talk and answer questions about his life.

Couchey, who is 91 years old, was a so-called "factory artist" for decades. He drew characters like Richie Rich and Little Lotta for Harvey Comics.

When Brian Mann first profiled Couchey six years ago, he found that the artist often worked North Country scenes into his art.  Go to full article
French writer illustrator Charles Berberian
French writer illustrator Charles Berberian

Foreign comics find a path to American readers

Americans don't buy a lot of foreign novels, even in the summer when books are considered a beach accessory. But go to most bookstores these days and you'll find whole shelves devoted to international comics. From Japanese Manga to European art comics, graphic novels from overseas are pushing into the mainstream. Our reporter Brian Mann has been a comic collector for years. So he decided to find out why these foreign books are so popular.  Go to full article

Museum of Comic Art Opens in Ticonderoga

The Cartoon Museum of the Adirondacks has a new home. The museum had a grand opening earlier this month in Ticonderoga. Todd Moe talks with Stan Burdick, who says his museum houses hundreds of originals and prints of comics, cartoons and editorial art.  Go to full article

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