The Doctor Is In

Hillary Chute and the Dynamics of Autobiography

Hillary Chute’s Graphic Women examines autobiographical comics through a literary lens; and yet how to reckon with the mysterious “Judith Forest”‘s performative “autobiographies?” Continue reading

TCJ Talkies

Evan Dorkin

The first episode of a new biweekly podcast. The special guest: Milk & Cheese creator Evan Dorkin. Continue reading

Know Your New Yorker Cartoonists

Gahan Wilson and the Comedy of the Weird

For decades, Wilson has been aiming his shrinking ray at monsters and aliens and evil humans of all sorts, and distilled their most terrifying qualities into cartoons. Continue reading

This Week in Comics

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (4/27/11 – No More Thinking)

On the ideological dialectic of Steve Ditko’s squiggles and how a slap is sometimes like a kiss. Plus: more comics; more drugs. Continue reading

Comics Chronicles

Bill Blackbeard, R.I.P.

The man who gave comics its memory. Continue reading

Riff Raff

Layout Workbook 7

This week we’re going to look at the frescoes of Giotto and riff on simultaneity. Continue reading

A Cartoonist’s Diary

Pascal Girard: Day 5

Pascal Girard wraps it up, and goes home to rest. Continue reading

Comics Chronicles

Notes on S. Clay Wilson

If we acknowledge that he was the artist who gave permission for Crumb to become Crumb, then it’s clear that Wilson was the central artist of the underground generation. Continue reading