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Travelogue 2015

James Romberger’s trip through Europe, encountering all manner of comics culture along the way. Continue reading

 
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Leading Duck: An Interview with Peter Schilling about Carl Barks

An interview with the writer of Carl Barks’ Duck, in which the author discusses comics as “paper movies,” Carl Barks’s place in the canon, and his personal distaste for Uncle Scrooge Continue reading

 
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Harvey Kurtzman: The Man who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America Excerpt

In this excerpt from Bill Schelly’s forthcoming biography Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America, the author chronicles the lifespan of the magazine Humbug. Rebounding from the abrupt cancellation of Trump (the magazine he had left Mad to produce) after only two issues, Kurtzman rallied an all-star cast of cartoonists for their next endeavor. Continue reading

 
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An Interview with Breakdown Press

Breakdown Press is among the most diverse and original publishers of comics in the UK right now, presiding over a small run of books united by their individuality, original story telling techniques, and sheer eye-popping attractiveness. Starting out with the publication … Continue reading

 
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Tonči Zonjić: The Total Approach

An interview with the Croatian cartoonist about his process, color, war, and portraying a country not his own. Continue reading

 
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One Helmet to Rule Them All: The Golden Helmet

An excerpt from Peter Schilling Jr’s new book, Carl Barks’ Duck: Average American, in which he analyzes his favorite Carl Barks Donald Duck story. Continue reading

 
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Working Stiff, Working Loose: The 1950s Career of John Stanley

The middle years of a comic book genius. Continue reading

 
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The Mana Neyestani interview

An interview with the author of the graphic memoir An Iranian Metamorphosis, which has just been published in the United States by Uncivilized Books. Continue reading