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Hope I Die Before I Get

It’s the air we breathe. Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Glynnis Fawkes: Day Two

There’s one surefire antidote for the poison of bureaucratic language, and it’s at hand for us all, every minute of the day. Glynnis Fawkes: Day Two! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Glynnis Fawkes: Day One

You may think you’ve heard every excuse children use to get out of going to school, but something tells me that the one the Fawkes kids pulled off is gonna prove you wrong. Continue reading

 
Common Currency

Under a Black Sun

James Pisket’s Dansker (‘Dane’) is the story of a broken man, trapped in the shadow of the Armenian genocide and by the trauma of his youth. Continue reading

 
Listen to Me

Dammit Jim, I’m a Comics Retailer, Not a Doctor!

In the inaugural edition of our new op ed column, we’re sharing the unedited version of a pamphlet given out this week at the annual ComicsPro meeting between publisher and comic shop retailers in Charlotte, NC. Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 9)

Final thoughts on what was really behind the feud between Al Capp and Ham Fisher. Continue reading

 
The Strip Mine

Comics in Drawers

You really can find comics just about anywhere, although most people would have left the comics in this column behind. Thankfully, Marc Sobel has a different plan in mind. Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 8)

Previously, the introduction, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, and part seven of our story.   VII. The Sordid End of Al Capp BUT CAPP WAS NOT FINISHED. In the fall of 1956, eight months after … Continue reading