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A Cartoonist’s Diary

Ellen Lindner: Day Two

We all have our various ways to kill cubicle time when the work is slow to come. For example: Tea. On a Tuesday? Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Ellen Lindner: Day One

Ellen faces the withdraw that follows binge-watching, grapples with…what is that, Hale & Hearty? No matter. A new Diary begins! Continue reading

 
Fiffe Files

George Freeman

According to Fiffe, George Freeman’s got it all–but don’t let a blurb convince you. Fiffe’s got the man’s actual work here to make the case! Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

Hubris and Chutzpah: How Li’l Abner Kayo’d Joe Palooka and Both Their Creators Came to Grief (Part 2)

Our story begins with Ham Fisher and the birth of Joe Palooka. Continue reading

 
Comic Book Decalogue

Episode 34: Ben Passmore

On the penultimate episode, the BTTM FDRS creator discusses the impact of Prince of Cats, shelving a post-collegiate magnum opus, and when leather jackets and moshing came to hip-hop. Continue reading

 
Search and Destroy

Bandy Designys: New French Comics Through the Wrong End of the Telescope

Matt Seneca returned from his French vacation with a stack of comics. I know they call them something different over there, but i’m not over there, am I? Let’s see what he thought! Continue reading

 
Hare Tonic

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

The story of Al Capp and Ham Fisher, two cartooning geniuses, their rise to celebrity and their furious interactions with each other, is the stuff of epic adventure fiction,
but here, it is fact. Continue reading

 
The Strip Mine

Welcome to the Strip Mine

One of the great joys of comic book collecting is longbox surfing. You know what I mean, standing for hours sifting through filthy, disorganized boxes, carefully un-taping bags of one cheap floppy after another, scanning the credits, flipping the pages, … Continue reading