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“Amazon Is the Global Warming of the American Economy”: A Conversation with Eric Reynolds on the ComiXology Originals Announcement

The Fantagraphics associate publisher explains how he thinks comiXology fits into Amazon’s plans to monopolize not just comics publishing, but retail as a whole. Continue reading

 

Dean Miller: In (and Out) Like Flint

There are hundreds of unknown sob stories in comics. Creators routinely signed away the rights to their original concepts, had their work butchered by heavy-handed editors, and suffered as the comics industry weathered financial upheavals. And that’s just comic books. Newspaper strips are another thing. Continue reading

 

Revisiting Dakota North

According to Keith Silva, we don’t talk enough about Dakota North–and he’s here to remedy that situation, with a look at the under-discussed ’80s miniseries by Martha Thomases and Tony Salmons that introduced the character. Continue reading

 

“I Look at Every Story I Draw in a Different Way”: An Interview with Rubén Pellejero

Pellejero is one of Spain’s great comics artists (Historias de Barcelona, The Summer of Irreverence, Rain Wolf). Today he, along with writer Juan Díaz Canales, is making the new adventures of one of comics’ greatest characters, Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese. Continue reading

 

Fuck You, Death: Thoughts on Finishing My Friend’s Last Book

The cartoonist Anders Nilsen describes the experience and labor of helping to bring Geneviève Castrée’s final book, A Bubble, to publication. Continue reading

 

Switching Gears: Annie Koyama Will Shutter Press in 2021 to Focus on Patronage

“There are no strings attached. Once I decide to work with an artist, as I have always done with the press, I put enough trust in them and their project not to interfere. They don’t need my creative help, they need money.” Continue reading

 

“Expectations Are Right Next Door to Demands”: A David Brothers Profile

From blogger to critic, from California to Portland, from Image to Viz–David Brothers is a name you already know, or soon will. In this exclusive profile, Alec Berry unpacks a career whose trajectory is all its own. Continue reading

 

“I’m Excited for People to Meet My Other Cartoon Children”: An Interview with Dana Simpson

I was an occasional reader of Ozy and Millie, the webcomic from Dana Simpson that ended in 2008. Simpson then landed a deal with Universal UClick to develop a new comic strip and what emerged was Phoebe and Her Unicorn. … Continue reading