Today on the site, a true meeting of the minds: Joe McCulloch interviews Alejandro Jodorowsky. Sample:
Yes I collaborate in the foundation of Metal Hurlant with my ideas and revolutionary texts like “The sexual life of Superman” where I was describing the Superman ejaculations so strong that the sperm going through the woman vagina, the whole body, the head and went away exploding the head and destroying a skyscraper.
Yep, you’ll want to read that.
The great Dylan Williams, a comics stalwart for nearly two decades, and a real inspiration for all of us small publishers, could use some help to pay for his cancer treatment. I’m sure the attention is mortifying, but let it be said that Dylan and his company, Sparkplug, have quietly kept the DIY spirit alive. As a publisher you look for other publishers to, well, look up to. Dylan is one of those people. Dylan is also an incredible comics historian whose work on Mort Meskin, Alex Toth, Bill Blackbeard and others has been groundbreaking. So, go buy a ton of books from Sparkplug. They’re affordable and they’re damn good.
I can recommend the following:
The Heavy Hand by Chris Cilla: One of my absolute favorite graphic novels of the last few years. Fucking brilliant and damned brave. Essential to any comics library. Seriously.
Service Industry by T. Edward Bak: Formally inventive, funny, wrenching, personal comics.
Fleep by Jason Shiga. Just plain brilliant on every level. Shiga at his confounding best.
Windy Corner, edited by Austin English: Wonderful, heartfelt zine on comics.
Orchid by Huizenga, May, et al. One of my very favorite anthologies of all time.
It Lives by Ted May: It’s Ted May. That means laughs and perfect cartooning.
Tales to Demolish by Eric Haven: Absurdist adventure comics lushly rendered.
Go. Buy. Good. Comics.