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Scott McCloud Unpacks and Defends The Sculptor’s Ending

Amid all the hubbub and the virtual ink spilled over the book, little has been said about its ending, easily its most controversial and difficult element. Now McCloud goes on the record to defend it. Continue reading

 
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Alt-Weekly Cartoonists Finally Get Their Day at Society of Illustrators

You didn’t buy an alt-weekly newspaper, much less hold on to it. You picked them up from a pile somewhere, read them or didn’t, and then threw them out. Some of these papers ran comic strips, but many didn’t. Some of these papers just ran comic strips without letting the artists know and didn’t pay them. Continue reading

 
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TCJ Roundtable Discussion ~ APPLIED CARTOONING

“Applied Cartooning” is jargon to be sure, but I hope it can become useful jargon. The idea is to better position cartoonists in the marketplace so our expertise is recognized and we are compensated more fairly for the skills we bring to the table. Five cartoonists discuss the idea. Continue reading

 
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Author vs. Author

The French cartoonist Émilie Gleason and the American cartoonist Gina Wynbrandt, interview each other about life, and a little about their work. Continue reading

 
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Irwin Hasen: Dondi, Wildcat Artist Dead at 96

(b. July 18, 1918— d. Mar. 13, 2015) Continue reading

 
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The Michael Gross Interview

The National Lampoon art director looks back. Continue reading

 
Tatsumi Yoshihiro, photograph from Garo, special issue on the artist (March 1971).

Tatsumi Yoshihiro, 1935-2015

Tatsumi Yoshihiro, one of comics history’s greats, passed away on March 7, 2015. He was seventy-nine years old. He died of malignant lymphoma. Tatsumi is famous as the artist who helped fashion a new style of manga known as “gekiga” … Continue reading

 
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Tributes to Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Artists, critics, and translators pay homage to the great manga pioneer. Continue reading