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Dogface Has Its Day: The Success Of Brian Blomerth

Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day has quietly become one of the most beloved comics of the year, which is only the latest chapter in the cartoonist’s weird and delightful career. Brian Nicholson makes his way through all the purposeful deceit surrounding the cartoonist in our new profile. Continue reading

 

Donald Rooum: April 20, 1928-August 31, 2019

In this obituary, Kent Worcester discusses Donald Rooum, who is best known for his comic strip “Wildcat,” as well as his numerous contributions to anarchist comics anthologies and publications. Continue reading

 

“It Became An Obsession”: An Interview With Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm speaks with Alex Dueben about the difficulty of making graphic novel out of a conflict-free story where every reader knows the ending: Moonbound, the story of Apollo 11. Continue reading

 

Without Even a Single Slice of Pizza to My Name (This Week’s Links)

The last time a Russian Minister tried to mess around with America’s favorite fictional characters, Jack Bauer got super frustrated. I’m just saying! Ryan Flanders has all the details, and many more, in his weekly news round-up! Continue reading

 

An Interview With Donald Rooum

In this interview from TCJ #247, political cartoonist Donal Rooum talks to Ken Worcester about anarchy, gag cartooning, and typography. Continue reading

 

LGBTQ Speculative Fiction: A Creative Roundtable

Blue Delliquanti and Dylan Edwards are both cartoonists working in the field of queer and trans spec fic for kids and teens. In this interview, they talk with Melanie Gillman about the power of LGBTQ spec fic as a genre to challenge existing infrastructures, provide escapes, and create allegorical mirrors for young queer and trans readers. Continue reading

 

The Return Of The IPC Youth Group

Tim Hayes takes a measured look at the British comics published under the IPC Youth Group umbrella, now available again thanks to Rebellion and their deep, Dredd-full pockets. Continue reading

 

Pink Rabbits and Chainsaws: The Crazy Worlds of Massimo Mattioli

Simone Castaldi takes an extensive look back at the career of artist Massimo Mattioli, who spent much of his life innovating Italian comics. Continue reading