Author Archives: TCJ Administrator

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The Problem with Editorial Cartooning Today

This 1988 panel about the viability of satire in editorial cartooning features Jules Feiffer, Chuck Freund, Brad Holland, David Levine, and Peter Steiner. They question what’s left to satirize in a culture that satirizes itself, and ponder if humor helps or hurts the political aims of editorial cartoonists. Continue reading

 
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The Charles Burns Interview by Darcy Sullivan

In this 1992 interview, Charles Burns and Darcy Sullivan discuss teenagers, critics, his work in Europe and the art of psychological horror. Continue reading

 
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The Great Comic Book Heroes Intro & Afterword by Jules Feiffer

In this expanded intro and afterword to Jules Feiffer’s The Great Comic Book Heroes, he explains how the art and business of comic books has evolved since its origin. Continue reading

 
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“The Nostrand Zone” by Bhob Stewart

In this essay from The Comics Journal #96 (March 1985), Bhob Stewart looks at the career of “Mystery Artist” Howard Nostrand. Continue reading

 
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“There Are Good Guys and Bad Guys” By Bhob Stewart

In this Against the Grain essay, considered one of his best, zinester, writer, editor and artist Bhob Stewart (1937-2014) talks about his time working with Wallace Wood. Wood photo by Bhob Stewart. Continue reading

 
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The Shary Flenniken Interview

In this interview from The Comics Journal #146 (November 1991), Shary Flenniken talks about running away from home, the Air Pirates, editing National Lampoon, Trots and Bonnie, and more. Continue reading

 
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The Bill Watterson Interview

In this 1989 interview, Bill Watterson talks about the tension between realities in Calvin and Hobbes, how popular art doesn’t have to pander, nuance, animation and why he chose not license the strip. Continue reading

 
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Excerpts from Last Superman Standing: The Al Plastino Story

Al Plastino is inspired by Bill Everett and squares off against Jack Binder and Mort Weisinger in these excerpts from an unpublished biography by Ed Zeno. Continue reading