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A Brief History of Ernie Bushmiller’s Dirtiest Comic Strip

Although intended only as a cheap laugh for his Dutch Treat Club cronies, “How To Housebreak Your Dog” assumed an illustrious afterlife. Continue reading

 

“It Is Kind of Fun to Torture People Through Comics”: The Penny Van Horn Interview

In this interview, Weirdo cartoonist Penny Van Horn talks about color, motherhood, animation, and scratchboard technique. Continue reading

 

On Don Ault

Remembering the pioneering comics scholar. Without him there might never have been such a thing as comics studies at all. Continue reading

 

Crepax: Misperceived Master of the Comics Form

The heavy focus on the erotic aspects of Crepax’s work has made knowledge of him in English-speaking countries too limited. Continue reading

 

Excerpt: Rust Belt

Check out a twenty-page excerpt from Sean Knickerbocker’s Rust Belt, released this week from Secret Acres. Continue reading

 

Getting Weirdo at the Society of Illustrators

Kim Deitch, Drew Friedman, Glenn Head, John Holmstrom, Mark Newgarden, and Art Spiegelman had a wide-ranging conversation about the 1980s anthology era. Continue reading

 

“No One Was Calling, No One Was Asking for Humor”: An Interview with Michael Kupperman

One of our greatest cartoonists talks about his career, his struggles with publishers, and how he plans to navigate the future. Continue reading

 

Lambda Literary and the Ongoing Recognition of Comics

Once again, a few Lambda Literary Awards went home with cartoonists. Alex Dueben spoke with the organization’s Deputy Director, William Johnson, about the relationship that the “Lammy’s” have with comics Continue reading