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“An Incredible Feeling of Purpose”: An Interview with Ellen Forney

Ellen Forney’s Rock Steady is the first of its kind–and that’s partly because there’s never been anything quite like it: a how-to-survive manual in graphic novel form. Continue reading

 

“I Don’t Mind Scaring Myself”: An Interview with David Small

Checking in with the Stitches creator about his follow-up book, the appeal of psychopaths, autobiographical fiction, and more. Continue reading

 

Watching the Penguins

Nick Thorburn’s Penguins is one of the more unusual comics of the year. Read it quick–according to Thorburn, we might melt into a puddle of goo at any moment. Continue reading

 

Stan Lee, in Brief

Who —or what— was Stan Lee? Editor, hustler, hatchet man, corporate player, shill, writer, frustrated novelist, success, failure, catalyst, front man, self-parody, hack, exploiter, innovator. Continue reading

 

Stan Lee: 1922-2018

There may be no figure in the history of comics simultaneously more revered and more reviled than Lee, the human face of the comics industry for a generation. Continue reading

 

From Pulps to Panels: A Conversation with Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson

Talking to the granddaughter of comics pioneer Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, whose company evolved into the DC Comics we know today. Continue reading

 

“I Was This Era’s Cassandra All Along”: A Q&A with Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis has been one of the most prolific comics writers of the last twenty years, and he’s spent the last few years working on any manner of different books. John Maher caught up with him about the books that most recently escaped his pen.  Continue reading

 

French Abstract Formalist Comics (French Structural Comics): An Artistic Movement

In the mid-2010s, a group of young French artists began creating wordless comics with geometric and minimalist style and little or no narrative. What they show instead is more of a “process.” Continue reading