Author Archives: Dan Nadel

“They Changed My Life”: An Interview with Bill Schelly

A discussion with the comics scholar and Harvey Kurtzman biographer about his new memoir of growing up as a gay comics fan, the difference between fandom and criticism, the reality of comics as a profession, and his experiences with Steve Ditko. Continue reading


Reading How to Read Nancy

Talking mysteries, grails, and hoses with Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden, authors of the best book ever written about comics. Continue reading


Swissvale Kitchen Table

See you in the funny pages. Continue reading


Weird Quick Story

Wonder Woman, Holmberg, and other heroes of the comics. Continue reading


The Hand is One

Ghost Stories. Continue reading



Thi Bui and links. Continue reading


Can You Read Me?

Today on the site we have Annie Mok’s review of Baking with Kafka by Tom Gauld.  I smiled weakly a couple of times. Gauld’s ultra-minimal drawing style seems developed to showcase the words, but the words fall limply. In small … Continue reading


Years and Years Ago

Cheeseburger and a milkshake. Continue reading