Author Archives: Jeet Heer

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Kim Thompson as Critic

There were many Kim Thompsons: translator, anthologist, editor, publisher. The first Kim Thompson I encountered was Kim the critic, who tended to get lost in the busy shuffle. Continue reading

 
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An Interview with Walter Biggins

A talk with the outgoing acquisition editor of the University Press of Misissipi, by far the leading publisher of scholarly comics criticism in North America. Continue reading

 
The Death of General Wolfe, by Benjamin West

Fact and Fancy in Seth’s G.N.B. Double C

Everybody misunderstands Seth. Popular mythology has pegged the cartoonist as a nostalgist hankering over the lost past. In fact, Seth is a fantastist obsessed not with the world-that-was but rather the world-as-it-might-have-been. Continue reading

 
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A TCAF Tip

When in Toronto… Continue reading

 
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Jack Kirby: Hand of Fire Roundtable (Part 3)

William Blake, Steve Ditko, and the idea of analogues in this final part of our Hand of Fire roundtable. Continue reading

 
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Jack Kirby: Hand of Fire Roundtable (Part 2)

Part two of our Jack Kirby/Hand of Fire roundtable, in which Philip K. Dick makes an appearance. Continue reading

 
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Jack Kirby: Hand of Fire Roundtable (Part 1)

A roundtable on the occasion of Charles Hatfield’s book, Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, with contributions from Jonathan Lethem, Glen David Gold, Sarah Boxer, Doug Harvey, Dan Nadel, and Robert Fiore. Continue reading

 
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Crumb in the Beginning

In 1987, the proposal to bring all of Crumb back into print in a uniform set of books was a radical publishing act which re-contextualized and re-vitalized an already momentous body of work. Continue reading

 
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