We don't need to tell you what a year it's been. So let's get right to an accounting of what you need to read of The Comics Journal from 2016. Certainly there are omissions and mistakes here, but such is life.
Here are some reviews to revisit:
Sarah Horrocks on Peplum.
Monica Johnson on Blackbird.
Nicole Rudick on Carpet Sweeper Tales.
Kramers Ergot 9 by Joe McCulloch.
Robert Boyd on Cometbus #57.
Richard Gehr on Peter Arno.
Greg Hunter on Dream Tube.
Rachel Davies on After Nothing Comes.
For in-depth looks at a variety of topics, we offer you the following:
Joe McCulloch is the true hero of this and every year with his This Week in Comics column, filled with digressions, deep cuts, and great wisdom. Catch up on 2016 right here.
John Kelly delved into the early work of Peter Bagge.
Frank Young on the madness of Chester Gould.
Abhay Khosla really summed up 2015 earlier this year. We miss him this year.
Anya Davidson on Brian Chippendale's Puke Force.
A Colorist's Roundtable by Andrea Fiamma.
Noah Van Sciver chatted with Tom Gauld.
Tim interviewed Richard Sala.
Bob Levin wrote insightfully about Jack Jackson.
RJ Casey interviewed Nick Drnaso.
Kevin Huizenga talked to Ben Katchor.
Todd Hignite caught up with Daniel Clowes.
Robert Kirby talked with MariNaomi.
Jeanette Roan went in-depth with Jason Shiga.
Dan got into it with Anya Davidson.
Emily Flake talked about the funny with Glen Baxter.
Ron Rege interviewed the great Dame Darcy.
Paul Tumey delivered a compelling deep dive into the work of Gus Mager, (twice!), a two-part revelatory look at White Boy cartoonist Garrett Price (1 and 2), a look at the early days of minicomix and a two-part chat with George Herriman biographer, and he reviewed the forthcoming My Favorite Thing is Monsters.
And there were sad passings:
See you in 2017.