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“The Starting Point”: An Interview with Julie Doucet

Cars, collage, and reading loud with the Montreal-based artist. Continue reading

 
Frank, graphic violence of the kind banned in American comic books flourished in Chester Gould's newspaper strips.

The Gould Rush: The Mad Allure of Dick Tracy

It’s time someone came out and said it—Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy is bonkers. Stark raving crazy. But it’s an American crazy—we feel at home in it. Continue reading

 
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“To Learn How to Tell That Joke”: An Interview with Eleanor Davis

Checking in with the prolific cartoonist, whose current work includes the publications BDSM, Flop to the Top!, and Libby’s Dad. Continue reading

 
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“Somebody Has to Pay for the Sins of Our Great-Great-Grandfathers”: A Richard Sala Interview

The veteran artist behind macabre masterworks such as The Chuckling Whatsit and The Hidden discusses his recent work, the appeal and dangers of creating disturbing art, lessons learned from Dick Tracy, and the politics of horror. Continue reading

 
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Hanco Kolk – “A Fine Line”

Looking at a latter day ligne claire cartoonist, Dutch artist Hanco Kolk. Continue reading

 
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An Oral History of Wimmen’s Comix Part 2

The contributors and editors of Wimmen’s Comix discuss the history of the anthology and of women in the underground. Part 2 of 2. Continue reading

 
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Jess Johnson, 1970-2016

An obituary for the prolific alternative cartoonist. Continue reading

 
The contributors to “It Ain’t Me, Babe”: Far left, Meredith Kurtzman; standing from left, Carole, Peggy White, Michelle Brand, Willy Mendes; sitting from left, Trina Robbins and Lisa Lyons; far right, Nancy Kalish, a.k.a Panzika, a.k.a Hurricane Nancy.

An Oral History of Wimmen’s Comix Part 1

If Zap Comix #1 kicked off the underground comix movement, then over the two decades of its run, Wimmen’s Comix played a key role in shaping the generations of cartoonists that followed. This was a publication that was explicitly political, … Continue reading