Grimly Fiendish – This Week’s Links

You might need to sit down for this week’s round up of comics news, reviews & interviews. Unless you have a standing desk, in that case go ahead and stand. But if you’re on your phone, probably sit down. This website isn’t great on a phone though. NEWSBREAK! Continue reading


Rationality and Relevance: Dennis O’Neil

This interview was conducted in 1978 and 1980 and released in full form in The Comic Journal #66 (September 1981). Among the many topics they cover, young Gary Groth and Mike Catron ask Denny O’Neil about the potential for the art form – specifically, beyond the mass audience and the superhero genre – and talk about a promising new writer O’Neil is editing, Frank Miller. Continue reading


European Comics & COVID-19

While the impact of COVID-19 on the US comics scene has seen widespread coverage, what about the scene in countries with a financial infrastructure? Thanos Kyratzis takes a look at Greece and Italy. Continue reading


“We’re Grieving Our Way Of Life”: An Interview With Liz Prince

Alex Dueben checked in with Liz Prince to see how quarantine had upended her plans, the solace she found in a video game, and “social media distancing”. Continue reading


Wayne Gibson: 1954 – 2020

Washington based cartoonist and collector Wayne Gibson is remembered by his friend and collaborator. Continue reading


Denny O’Neil: 1939 – 2020

The influential writer and beloved editor passed away, leaving a super-hero industry forever changed behind him. Continue reading


Crawling In My Skin – This Week’s Links

Clark jumps into a week of comics news like no other, with enough links to keep you soldiering on. Continue reading


A Denny O’Neil and Matt Fraction Conversation

This conversation from The Comics Journal #300 (November 2009) is a snapshot of a moment just before smartphones became ubiquitous and before the MCU/Batman/superhero movies would glut cinemas. Matt Fraction and Denny O’Neil compare and contrast their experiences writing for characters such as Iron Man and Batman, share tips on craft and more. Continue reading