Author Archives: Jeet Heer

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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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Iowa Comics Conference Notebook

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

 
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A Dan Clowes Notebook

From Ice Haven to Mr. Wonderful. Continue reading

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

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

 
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A Chester Brown Notebook

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

 
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Bill Blackbeard, R.I.P.

The man who gave comics its memory. Continue reading