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A Conversation with Gabrielle Bell

Chatting with the cartoonist about process, communication and the status of autobiography. Continue reading

 
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Gilbert Shelton in Conversation

A visit with one of the true greats of American underground comics in his Paris studio. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Albert and Robert Excerpt

Bob Levin’s story about Robert Crumb’s lawyer, Albert Morse, begins with the Amazon “Keep on Truckin” lawsuit. Continue reading

 
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Let Us Now Praise Al Feldstein

The glory of the sex and violence of EC Comics. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Roy Crane Interview Excerpt

In this excerpt from The Comics Journal #302, comic-book artist Lew Sayre Schwartz asks Roy Crane about the advent of continuity in his adventure newspaper strips. Continue reading

 
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Warren Bernard’s Citations and Fredric Wertham Documents

Warren Bernard cites his sources for his Comics Journal #302 article, “Bloody Massacre: How Fredric Wertham Public Backlash and the 1954 Senate Delinquency Hearings Threw Comics on the Bonfire” and provides documents from the recently opened Frederic Wertham papers that shed new light on the Senate comic book Hearings of 1954. Continue reading

 
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The Literaries

Since the Invasion of these literaries, I have been observing a tendency to ask the question: if this weren’t a comic would it stand up? Would the story be any good if it were prose and in competition with the rest of the world’s prose? If we take away all these damn pictures, would the stuff that is left be worth a hoot? Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: The Jacques Tardi Interview Excerpt

In this excerpt from the Jacques Tardi interview in The Comics Journal #302, Tardi talks about his current graphic novel project, which tells the story of his father’s experiences as a French soldier in WWII. Continue reading