Author Archives: Bob Levin


The Anti-War Comics of Harvey Kurtzman

The politics of Harvey Kurtzman’s war comics. Continue reading


Ware and ‘When’ (and What About It)

A citizen of Berkeley opens Building Stories. Continue reading


The Comics Journal #302: Albert and Robert Excerpt

Bob Levin’s story about Robert Crumb’s lawyer, Albert Morse, begins with the Amazon “Keep on Truckin” lawsuit. Continue reading


Let Us Now Praise Al Feldstein

The glory of the sex and violence of EC Comics. Continue reading


To Hell and Back

Re-reading Ed the Happy Clown, examining footnotes, and “The Door”. Continue reading


The S. Clay Wilson Interview

Bob Levin and the legendary underground artist and Zap contributor engage in a hearty discussion. Continue reading


You Vant, Mebbe, 39 Vays to Say ‘Imbecile’?

To paraphrase the old Levy’s rye bread ad, you don’t have to be Jewish – an observant Jew, anyway – to enjoy Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular & the New Land, an anthology designed to acquaint the un- (or under-) informed with Yiddish culture. Continue reading


Out of the Past

Michel Choquette and The Someday Funnies: a veritable Lost Dutchman’s lode of comic history Continue reading