Author Archives: R.C. Harvey

Gluyas Williams: Master of Line and Shape and Subject

A life of the master of the clear line. Continue reading


Krazy Love

How George Herriman’s metaphysical comedy evolved.

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Jerry Dumas, Cartoonist and Poet

A remembrance of the longtime daily cartoonist. Continue reading


Not Just Another Comics Festival

Our man in Columbus reports from CXC Continue reading


Unsung Al Smith, Record-Holding Unknown Cartoonist

Smith, like Jones, is a name so plentiful in English-speaking countries that it achieves virtual invisibility and thereby anonymity. And the only Al Smith who ever broke free of the amorphous mob of Smiths is the one that was a … Continue reading


Alex Raymond: Becoming a Cartoonist

An encyclopedic look at the master of fantasy and romance. Continue reading


Social Media, Freedom of Speech, and Editorial Cartooning

Ann Telnaes, editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, discussed recently the implications for her profession of the social media reactions to the notorious “Ted Cruz monkey children” cartoon she drew last December. Continue reading


Outcault, Goddard, the Comics, and the Yellow Kid

How They Unwittingly Conspired To Bring a New Mass Medium into Popular Culture. Continue reading