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On Ching Chow, Lucky Numbers, and Gambling

A seemingly unimportant sports-page panel strip, Ching Chow touches on a number of cultural reference points—racism, mysticism, gambling, and early comics history. Continue reading

 
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“I Had Moments Where I Just Broke Down Crying”: An Interview with Bill Griffith

A transcription of Bill Griffith interview held at this year’s Small Press Expo, at which he debuted his startling new graphic memoir, Invisible Ink. Continue reading

 
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“This Heartbreak Sonata I’ve Been Slowly Composing”: An Interview with Jeremy Sorese

A conversation with Jeremy Sorese, whose first graphic novel, the sci-fi story Curveball, debuted at Comic Arts Brooklyn. Curveball follows Avery, a young genderqueer person who works as a waiter on a cruise ship off of a science-fiction version of Chicago’s tourist-y Navy Pier. Continue reading

 
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The Artist is Not Present: A Conversation with Adrian Tomine

on the occasion of his Adrian Tomine’s new book Killing and Dying, Anne Ishii talks to the cartoonist about his authorial voice, sense of place, and fatherhood. Continue reading

 
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A Middle-Aged Dad at a Drake Show Looking Around for Approval

Old vs. Young and the identity politics of publishing. Continue reading

 
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‘I’m a Careful Person’: An Interview with Kate Beaton

The creator of the extremely popular webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant, talks about growing up in Nova Scotia, navigating social media, and creating her first children’s book. Continue reading

 
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Art, No Art, Art

Reading Pop Wasteland… Continue reading

 
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Love and Mercy: Comics at New York Review Books

A couple weeks back New York Review Books announced a comics line stretching debuting in 2016 and edited by NYRB editor and critic Gabriel Winslow-Yost and artist Lucas Adams. Continue reading