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Amazing Hero: Kim Thompson (1956-2013)

As one of the twin pillars of Fantagraphics Books, Kim Thompson helped the comics medium to grow up. He did so with the tough love of a strict parent, the internationally formed intelligence of a global citizen, and the abiding loyalty of an avid comics reader. Continue reading

 
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Steranko’s First?

On the hunt for a comic book story long-since disavowed by the artist and writer Jim Steranko. Continue reading

 
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“Your Theory Is More Than a Theory”: Zak Sally’s Interview with Peter Bagge (Part Two)

Sally and the creator of Hate talk Bat Boy, politics, Margaret Sanger, internet piracy, making money while making art, and the similarity between selling convention sketches and prostitution. Continue reading

 
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“Your Theory Is More Than a Theory”: Zak Sally’s Interview with Peter Bagge (Part One)

Zak Sally talks to the creator of Hate about the end of the comic-book format, the rivalry between Weirdo and Raw, the “samey-ness” of modern graphic novels, and the gatekeepers who protect the concept of fine art. Continue reading

 
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“Disgusting Creatures”: The Simon Hanselmann Interview

Hanselmann is hugely prolific, and is almost unendurably active in the alternative comics scene in Melbourne. Talking to him has a similar stand-in-front-of-the-firehose feel. Continue reading

 
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Dan Adkins: March 15, 1937 – May 8, 2013

The longtime comic book artist passed away. Continue reading

 
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The Rutu Modan Interview

The author of The Property discussed her artistic beginnings, her process, and the autobiographical nature of her work. Continue reading

 
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Norman Rockwell and R.O. Blechman

R.O. Blechman is the subject of a retrospective at the Norman Rockwell Museum entitled The Inquiring Line. The following is his speech from the opening night. Continue reading