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Ibrahim Njoya: A Comics Artist in Colonial-Era Cameroon

Dan Mazur takes us through the research and history to ensure that the name Ibrahim Njoya makes its way onto the short list of comics history, as its first African comics creator. Continue reading

 

“It’s Not Unique to Make a Plastic Fruit That You Want to Wear”: An Interview with Ginette Lapalme

Even if you do not know Ginette Lapalme, you will recognize and be magically attracted to her marvelously decorated table at any comic show. Many visual artists work in a “cute” style, but few are as magical as Lapalme. There … Continue reading

 

Excerpt: Windowpane

Windowpane is a one-man anthology of narrative and experimental comics by London-based artist Joe Kessler. Continue reading

 

Comics Journal #303: The Tomi Ungerer Interview (Excerpt)

The prolific Ungerer has been an artistic force of nature for more than 60 years — a cartoonist of international repute, a best-selling children’s book author, a painter, a prose writer, a sculptor, and a political dissident. In this excerpt, he talks about the relationship between writing and drawing. Continue reading

 

“Certain Things Suggest Themselves to Draw”: An Interview with Nicole Hollander

In 2018, the longtime newspaper cartoonist Nicole Hollander behind Sylvia published her first graphic memoir, We Ate Wonder Bread. Alex Dueben got her talking about the inspiration and perspiration behind this new project. Continue reading

 

The Importance of Being Ogdred: A Conversation with Mark Dery

Mark Dery is an essayist, educator, and cultural critic whose work you should know. Hopefully, his new biography will kick-start a reawakening: Edward Gorey was one of the darkest and lightest, funniest and dismalest, most original and most historically-rooted visual storytellers of his (or any other) time. Continue reading

 

“Zanardi Looks Hot as Hell in a Skirt”: An Interview with Sarah Horrocks

Sarah Horrocks uncovers the what drove her most recent work, an adaptation of Euripedes. Also? Gundam! Continue reading

 

“Uhhh I Haven’t Heard This, About Me Being an Artistic Hero Haha”: A Conversation with Mickey Zacchilli

Catching up with the cartoonist behind such punk romantic works as Rav, Lovers Only, and Space Academy 123. Continue reading