Author Archives: Jeet Heer


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


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


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

Joe Sacco and Jaime Hernandez

Iowa Comics Conference Notebook

A visit to Iowa with a crowd of cartoonists, publishers and academics. Continue reading

Fred and Barney with The Great Gazoo

A Dan Clowes Notebook

From Ice Haven to Mr. Wonderful. Continue reading


Lines and Frames: An Interview with R.O. Blechman

The legendary illustrator and animator talks about drawing, film, and family. Continue reading


A Chester Brown Notebook

Some notes that try to tease out a fuller account of Chester’s remarkable “comic-strip memoir.” Continue reading


Bill Blackbeard, R.I.P.

The man who gave comics its memory. Continue reading