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The Ted Stearn Interview

David Mazzucchelli interviews his old friend Ted Stearn about his career, his storytelling philosophies, and Fuzz and Pluck. Continue reading

 

Tintin and the Curse of Clarity

Amidst so many competing theories Paris’ Grand Palais Hergé exhibition is a hagiography traced in la ligne claire. Yet by assembling so many riches, they unwittingly let the work speak for itself – and it proves a disquieting tattle-tale. Continue reading

 

The Best Comics of 2016 (According to Some)

TCJ contributors weigh-in with their Best of 2016 lists. Continue reading

 

2016 Year in Review

Revisiting some highlights from TCJ’s 2016. Continue reading

 

Fantagraphics vs. Everyone (Part Two)

In this excerpt from We Told You So: Comics as Art, the long-awaited oral history of Fantagraphics Books, the topics covered include: the uncanonization of a direct sales manager, criticizing Will Eisner, the mole in the Journal, Fiore vs. Pekar, and Capital City vs. Diamond. Continue reading

 

Fantagraphics vs. Everyone (Part One)

Another excerpt from We Told You So: Comics as Art, the long-awaited and exhaustive oral history of Fantagraphics Books. This section’s leading characters include Barry Windsor-Smith, Jim Shooter, Helena Harvilicz, Frank Young, Eric Reynolds, and Tom Spurgeon. Continue reading

 

“A Fair Bit of Alchemy”: A Q&A with Luke Howard

The author of Talk Dirty to Me and Our Mother talks about teaching at CCS, anxiety disorders, and his creative process. Continue reading

 

“Everything Was in Season”: Fantagraphics from 1978–1984

An excerpt from We Told You So: Comics as Art, the long-awaited and exhaustive oral history of Fantagraphics Books. This chapter’s topics include the wisdom of Gil Kane and Art Spiegelman and the growth of the Fantagraphics publishing family: Amazing Heroes, Nemo and … comic books Continue reading