Author Archives: Mark Newgarden

From Pulps to Panels: A Conversation with Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson

Talking to the granddaughter of comics pioneer Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, whose company evolved into the DC Comics we know today. Continue reading

 

Getting the Goat Getters: A Conversation with Eddie Campbell

The great cartoonist and idiosyncratic historian Eddie Campbell discusses what he considers the misunderstood true origins of the comic strip. Continue reading

 

The Inkwell, Continued: “All Ye Who Enter Herein Leave All Dopes Behind”

Back to The Inkwell, a now-forgotten postwar New York establishment that once catered to the cartooning elite, including Caniff, Soglow, Gross, Bushmiller, and many more. Continue reading

 

The Inkwell: “Dan O’Connor’s Bar, Grill, and School of Higher Journalism and Car-toonacy”

A look back at The Inkwell, a now-forgotten postwar New York establishment that once catered to the cartooning elite, including Caniff, Soglow, Gross, Bushmiller, and many more. Continue reading

 

Profound, Frightening, Childlike, and Ancient: A Conversation with Justin Duerr

The editor of The Temple of Silence: Forgotten Works & Worlds of Herbert Crowley talks about one of the most mysterious, obsession-inspiring artists in comics history. Continue reading

 

“Chosen People”: A Conversation with Drew Friedman

The great caricaturist talks about celebrity, artistic cruelty, his family, his audience, and (of course) Shemp Howard. Continue reading

 

Art Young, To Laugh That We May Not Weep: A Conversation with Glenn Bray and Frank M. Young

Researching and compiling one of the very best under-recognized cartoonists. Continue reading

 

Talking to Bill Schelly, Comics Scholar and John Stanley Biographer

An interview with the author of a new biography of the great Little Lulu writer John Stanley. Continue reading