Author Archives: Austin English

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

 

Sense of Humor at the National Gallery: An Interview with Judith Brodie

George Herriman, Winsor McCay, Saul Steinberg, Francisco de Goya, Leonardo da Vinci and William Hogarth walked into the National Gallery all at once, and it turns out there might be room enough for everyone: Austin English has the scoop. Continue reading

 

Fall into Degradation

In this week’s column, an Arcades Project-style history of cartoonists and their relationships with editors, publishers, and so-called fans. Continue reading

 

Simplify, Stupid

Does Will Eisner really deserve so much more respect than Don Martin and Dave Berg? Continue reading

 
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