Author Archives: Sean T. Collins

“‘Best’ Is a Bullshit Word”: Phoebe Gloeckner on Editing The Best American Comics 2018

The eminently quotable (and phenomenally talented) artist, writer, teacher and, whether she claims it or not, critic, sits down with Sean T. Collins to talk about how she handled the selection process behind the most recent edition of Best American Comics. Continue reading

 

Leah Wishnia!

Leah Wishnia is a reminder that being a lynchpin requires labor. As the founder, editor, and publisher of Happiness, the 26-year-old has harvested a biannual bumper crop of idiosyncratic young alternative cartoonists. Continue reading

 

Meghan Turbitt!

A conversation with the creator of #foodporn and Lady Turbo about sex, Catholicism, grotesque imagery, the transition from fine art to comics, and “hot dudes serving food.” Continue reading

 

“Disgusting Creatures”: The Simon Hanselmann Interview

Hanselmann is hugely prolific, and is almost unendurably active in the alternative comics scene in Melbourne. Talking to him has a similar stand-in-front-of-the-firehose feel. Continue reading

 

Heather Benjamin!

There’s a scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom where one of the bad guys tries to press Indy’s face against a conveyor belt that would pretty much sand off his skin. Your first glimpse of a Heather Benjamin drawing feels something like that. Continue reading

 

Aidan Koch!

I almost didn’t want to interview Aidan Koch, since so much of the power of her elliptical comics stems from things left unsaid. Continue reading

 

Uno Moralez!

Before I conducted this interview with him, you could easily have convinced me Uno Moralez was an elaborate hoax. Continue reading

 

Jonny Negron!

The intelligence behind Jonny Negron’s comics transforms his low-culture and underground influences into fully formed work of surprising sophistication. Continue reading

 
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