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COVID-19 & Comics

An overview of how the global pandemic has begun to impact comics, their creators, and the businesses that surround both. Continue reading

 

Albert Uderzo: 1927-2020

He came, he drew, he conquered. Co-creator of one of the world’s most beloved comics, Astérix, Albert Uderzo passed away on March 24th at the age of 92. Continue reading

 

An Erection Four Decades Long: The Pornography of Wally Wood

A long look at the years that the famous cartoonist spent creating porn, spurred by the 2019 Fantagraphics publication, Cons de Fee: The Erotic Art of Wallace Wood. [Contains Explicit Imagery] Continue reading

 

“I’m Surprised!”: An Interview with Andrew Neal about Meeting Comics

Retailer turned cartoonist Andrew Neal catches up with TCJ about the first print collection of his gag strip, Meeting Comics, which transitioned from “lunch break work” to a full-fledged universe in record time! Continue reading

 

Diamond Comics To End Weekly Comics Delivery Starting April 1st Until Further Notice

Read the letter Steve Geppi sent to comics retailers and publishers regarding the impact of COVID-19 on Diamond Comics. Continue reading

 

“A Diary Of Time Itself”: An Academic Roundtable on Chris Ware’s Rusty Brown

A major work from a major artist, the first installment of Chis Ware’s collected Rusty Brown was released in the winter of 2019. Martha Kuhlman and the authors & scholars behind 2010”s Comics of Chris Ware reunited to discuss the work. Continue reading

 

An Open Letter To Comic Readers

Comics retail speaks out about ways to help out that part of the industry at an uncertain and difficult time. Continue reading

 

Michel Fiffe, Ed Piskor, and Tom Scioli Make Corporate Comics Their Way

Three cartoonists who like to play the field sit down to figure out where the loyalties lie–the comics or the characters? Continue reading