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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

 
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Maurice Sendak

A decades-long friendship between two artists. Continue reading

 
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The Ed Piskor Interview

The Pittsburgh-based cartoonist on Wizzywig, working with Harvey Pekar, and the Hip Hop Family Tree. Continue reading

 
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“Totally Righteous” Lower East Side Cartoonist Dies

Alan Shenker AKA Yossarian, March 3, 1945-January 14, 2013. Continue reading

 
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Entertaining Comics

Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth on what EC accomplished and what it didn’t. Continue reading

 
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The Oily Way: A Publishing Process Interview With Chuck Forsman

In the span of about five years, Chuck Forsman has become not just a promising young cartoonist but also an intriguing mover and shaker in the world of micropublishing with Oily Comics. Continue reading

 
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Cartoon Utopian: An Interview with Ron Rege Jr.

Ron Rege Jr. talks to Jay Babcock about the rich mixtures of ideas and references embedded in his new book, The Cartoon Utopia, encompassing everything from Nicola Tesla to Yoko Ono. Continue reading