Author Archives: Patrick Rosenkranz

Zap #4 cover by Victor Moscoso.

Zap: Censorship and Suppression

America at mid-twentieth century was chock full of self-appointed, blue-nosed guardians of good taste who tried to control what could be shown in popular media and insisted that everyone follow their rules. Continue reading

 
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Here’s the Thing About Collectors

Uber-collectors Glenn Bray and Lena Zwalve have invited many guests over the years to enjoy their collection of pop culture and sequential art, but with the publication of The Blighted Eye they have unleashed their eclectic tastes onto a broader audience Continue reading

 
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No Longer of This Planet: Gary Arlington (1938-2014)

The “patron saint” of underground comix died last week at his home and by now has hopefully moved on to cartoon heaven. But he was always a procrastinator and might still be hanging out in funny book limbo. Continue reading

 
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“Totally Righteous” Lower East Side Cartoonist Dies

Alan Shenker AKA Yossarian, March 3, 1945-January 14, 2013. Continue reading

 
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Spain Rodriguez Fought the Good Fight

Born March 2, 1940 in Buffalo, New York. Died November 28, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
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S. Clay Wilson by Tim Forcade, 1969.

In the First Circle of Hell with S. Clay Wilson

A visit with S. Clay Wilson and Lorraine Chamberlin and an update on the state of the artist’s health. Continue reading

 
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Spain Rodriguez: Still Cruisin’ After All These Years

A visit with the great underground artist on the occasion of another installment of his Buffalo stories. Continue reading

 
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A Seasonal Snapshot of Retail Funny Business

The state of comic book stores on both coasts and Chicago, too. Continue reading

 
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