2013 Year in Review

Some highlights from the year gone by. Continue reading


How to Discourage Women from Cartooning

An uncomfortable letter stimulates thoughts on gender and cartooning. Continue reading


ART… It’s Wacky! Conceptual Comics and Comic Conceptualism in the work of Mark Newgarden and Richard Prince

The gap in perceived cultural value between conceptual art and gag cartoons cannot be wider. Continue reading


Paul Kirchner’s Apocalyptic Sensibility

A conversation with the creator of “Dope Rider” and “The Bus.” Continue reading


Thought Bubble 2013: How to Retain Your Soul

What Thought Bubble does fantastically well, as you’ll hear over and over, is retain the essence of a much smaller event while growing bigger each year. Continue reading


Excerpts from Last Superman Standing: The Al Plastino Story

Al Plastino is inspired by Bill Everett and squares off against Jack Binder and Mort Weisinger in these excerpts from an unpublished biography by Ed Zeno. Continue reading


Alfredo John Plastino, 1921-2013

A life in comics. Continue reading


“If You’re Going to Fail, Just Make Sure You Fail Big”: An Interview with Gene Luen Yang

The American Born Chinese author talks about his newest book (Boxers & Saints), recreating history, and the role of faith in creative life. Continue reading