Preview: Pretending Is Lying

An excerpt from the new US edition of Dominique Goblet’s Pretending Is Lying, along with a short afterword by its original editor, Jean-Christophe Menu. Continue reading


Jack Mendelsohn, 1926-2017

The Jacky’s Diary cartoonist has passed away at 90 years old. Continue reading


The Ted Stearn Interview

David Mazzucchelli interviews his old friend Ted Stearn about his career, his storytelling philosophies, and Fuzz and Pluck. Continue reading


Tintin and the Curse of Clarity

Amidst so many competing theories Paris’ Grand Palais Hergé exhibition is a hagiography traced in la ligne claire. Yet by assembling so many riches, they unwittingly let the work speak for itself – and it proves a disquieting tattle-tale. Continue reading


The Best Comics of 2016 (According to Some)

TCJ contributors weigh-in with their Best of 2016 lists. Continue reading


2016 Year in Review

Revisiting some highlights from TCJ’s 2016. Continue reading


Fantagraphics vs. Everyone (Part Two)

In this excerpt from We Told You So: Comics as Art, the long-awaited oral history of Fantagraphics Books, the topics covered include: the uncanonization of a direct sales manager, criticizing Will Eisner, the mole in the Journal, Fiore vs. Pekar, and Capital City vs. Diamond. Continue reading


Fantagraphics vs. Everyone (Part One)

Another excerpt from We Told You So: Comics as Art, the long-awaited and exhaustive oral history of Fantagraphics Books. This section’s leading characters include Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Shooter, Helena Harvilicz, Frank Young, Eric Reynolds, and Tom Spurgeon. Continue reading