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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

 
Hare Tonic

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 7)

The tragic ending of Ham Fisher Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 6)

In 1950, the Fisher-Capp feud boiled over, in the pages of Time and The Atlantic Monthly. Continue reading

 
Comic Book Decalogue

Episode 35: Carol Tyler

On the final installment, Carol Tyler (Soldier’s Heart, Fab4 Mania) talks settling scores and a musical approach to comics-making. Plus, a fond farewell as Greg goes underground. Continue reading