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Gary Friedrich: 1943-2018

The prolific writer of many war and horror comics, who co-created the Johnny Blaze version of Ghost Rider, died last Thursday. Continue reading

 

Marie Severin: 1929-2018

Marie Severin, famous EC and Marvel colorist, made often overlooked yet highly influential contributions to the comics field. Continue reading

 

“These Are the Memories We Cherish”: Marriage Wed to Adventure in Buz Sawyer

Though full of stark violence, the triumph of Roy Crane’s Buz Sawyer is a character study that shows the impact of an adventurous life on a down-to-earth marriage. Continue reading

 

Behind the Blue: The Story of Peyo

It took a village to raise the Smurfs. Continue reading

 

An Unpublished Conversation with Russ Heath

A never-before-published 2008 interview with the legendary late artist. Continue reading

 

Russ Heath: 1926-2018

Heath, best known for the realistic clarity and human drama he brought to the war comics he drew for DC, Marvel, Warren, and EC during a 70-year career, died Thursday night at the age of 91. Continue reading

 

“Change Is the Only Thing I Do Like”: An Interview with L. Nichols

Nichols says he’s always drawn – horses and maps were his favorites – but he was introduced to comics while studying mechanical engineering at MIT. Flocks is his autobiographical book about growing up in the South, keeping secrets from his … Continue reading

 

Rape, Sexual Harassment Allegations Prompt Defamation Suit from Small-Press Comics Publisher Cody Pickrodt

After facing accusations of rape and sexual harassment, Cody Pickrodt of Ray Ray Books has filed suit against comics community figures including Whit Taylor, Laura Knetzger, Tom Kaczynski, and Ben Passmore. Continue reading