Author Archives: Austin English

Morgan Vogel, 1986-2020

Morgan Vogel, a cartoonist known for her distinctively intelligent work, went missing on April 8th. She was found dead Sunday, May 24th, at age 34. Today, a group of her friends and artistic collaborators reminisce. Continue reading

 

Caniff in the 21st Century

A look at the work that the audience does mentally when reading a comics page, with Caniff, Herriman and more up for example. Continue reading

 

The Tony Shenton Interview

Austin English speaks to Tony Shenton, a one-of-a-kind individual in the comics industry, on his history as a sales rep, retailer, and talent scout–and what he thinks the future holds. Continue reading

 

Turning Away From Reality: Seth’s Clyde Fans

“Seth’s skill and talent is not up for debate any longer. We must instead move on to the implication of what he is trying to say, the only way to engage with an artist of consequence.” In the latest installment of 10 Cent Museum, Austin English examines Clyde Fans. Continue reading

 

Twenty Questions with Cartoonists

Nine artists answer the same twenty questions, about their methods, their philosophies, their materials, and their working spaces. Continue reading

 

“The Creative Act Shall Always Triumph Over the Death Culture of Capital”: An Interview with Matthew Thurber

In this sometimes contentious discussion, the creator of Art Comic talks about the evils of capitalism, his love of Surrealism, why no artist should move to New York, and the to-be-welcomed destruction of official art history. Continue reading

 

The Strange Case of Stan Lee

When Lee passed away last week, non-comics world friends reached out to me to express condolences. They knew I loved comics and that I’m interested in the history of the medium… Clearly, this was a loss, right? Continue reading

 

Against Clarity

How the cult of simplicity limits our understanding of comics’ potential Continue reading