Marvel’s Bottom Line

In this excerpt from Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story we’re brought into Marvel in 1992, buzzing with marketing changes, sales figures and the just-departed Image artists.
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The God of Small Things

In Building Stories, the game and the book-as-object are the frameworks through which a multilayered, intricate web of stories and relationships emerge. Continue reading


The New York Art Book Fair 2012 At PS1

A visit to the NY Art Book Fair complete with people watching, nostalgia and horse meat. Continue reading


Becoming Percy Crosby

An excerpt from Jared Gardner’s biography of Skippy’s Percy Crosby. Continue reading


Before Barnaby: Crockett Johnson Grows Up and Turns Left

The artist typically said very little about his life before Barnaby. But before Barnaby, there was Crockett Johnson. And before Crockett Johnson, there was David Johnson Leisk. Continue reading


“I’m Trying To Be Someone Who Doesn’t Understand What They’re Doing”: The Benjamin Marra Interview

The Night Business and Gangsta Rap Posse creator talks self-publishing, the connection between comics and foie gras, and the inspiration he draws from Giotto and giallo. Continue reading


The Pathological Culture of Dal Tokyo

Dal Tokyo dramatizes both the conundrum of civilization—i.e., the individual’s quest for instinctual freedom is forever in conflict with the social order’s demand for conformity and instinctual repression—and also the conundrum of the mind torn between conflicting imperatives. Continue reading


Comics Aren’t Just For Eyes Anymore

On performing comics. Continue reading