A Cartoonist’s Diary

Billy Burkert: Day Three

Anticipating free time. Continue reading

A Cartoonist’s Diary

Billy Burkert: Day Two

The resignation continues. Continue reading

A Cartoonist’s Diary

Billy Burkert: Day One

What it’s like to quit your job. Continue reading

10 Cent Museum

Anything But Reality

How both George Herriman’s final Krazy Kat strips and the overpacked silliness of Mort Weisinger’s Silver Age Superman illustrate the true power of cartoon storytelling. Continue reading

Monsters Eat Critics

H.P. Moorecraft: On the Ending of Providence

The climax of the book is Alan Moore’s meta-meditation on the shape and nature of his comics career, written as he prepares to leave the medium. Continue reading

Event Horizon

Event Horizon: 1985-’87 in Comics

The roots of this moment stretch back to late 70’s and early 80’s but it seems to reach apotheosis precisely during this short span. Something happened in comics between 1985 and 1987. Continue reading

Hare Tonic

Andy Capp is Sixty This Year

On the face of it, the Andy Capp comic strip ought to have failed the moment it arrived on these shores in 1963. Continue reading


Ghost World at Twenty: Daniel Clowes’s Dialogue

Innovation in the 1990s: a comic book in which people talk like people. Continue reading