Author Archives: Kim Jooha

“I Took It Very Serious”: An Interview With Johanna Maierski

Kim Jooha catches up with Johanna Maierski of Colorama, a small comics press out of Germany with a focus on quality, community and wildcard beauty. Continue reading


“‘What Should One Do?’ Is the Pertinent Question Now”: An Interview with Aarthi Parthasarathy

Parthasarathy is the Bangalore-based artist behind the webcomicRoyal Existentials, as well as a filmmaker,and writer. Continue reading


A Dialectic Approach to Comics Form

How many of the most fundamental formal aspects of comics constitute dialectical relationships. Continue reading


The Materiality of Comics

In this first installment of a new column, Kim Jooha explores the materiality of comics by looking at the work of three artists: Warren Craghead, Alexis Beauclair, and Erin Curry. Continue reading


Stefanie Leinhos’ Conceptual Comics

I use the term “conceptual comics” to describe comics works that have been made by applying the methods of conceptual art. With conceptual comics, it is more important to understand the implication and intention of the artist and the method … Continue reading


“It’s Not Unique to Make a Plastic Fruit That You Want to Wear”: An Interview with Ginette Lapalme

Even if you do not know Ginette Lapalme, you will recognize and be magically attracted to her marvelously decorated table at any comic show. Many visual artists work in a “cute” style, but few are as magical as Lapalme. There … Continue reading


Sammy Stein on the Art/ifacts of the Real and the Virtual

Stein is at the forefront of the new French Abstract Formalist Comics, using photography, sculpture, and printed works to explore ontology and epistemology of representational image, among other things. Continue reading


French Abstract Formalist Comics (French Structural Comics): An Artistic Movement

In the mid-2010s, a group of young French artists began creating wordless comics with geometric and minimalist style and little or no narrative. What they show instead is more of a “process.” Continue reading

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