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“I’m Not on This Planet Forever”: An Interview with Charles Burns

The creator of Black Hole talks about Sugar Skull, his creative process, today’s comics community, and learning to be an artist. Continue reading

 
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“Comics Language Has an Alphabet and You Should Use It”: An Interview with Manuele Fior

The Italian-born cartoonist talks about creating female characters, psychoanalysis, comparing comics to literature, and creating art in a pop world. Continue reading

 
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“My Aim is to Be as Appealing as Possible”: An Interview with Michel Fiffe

The creator behind Copra and Zegas talks about breaking into comics, helping to found Act-i-vate, the perils of small publishing, and working for Marvel. Continue reading

 
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Lianhuanhua: China’s Pulp Comics

An overlooked genre of comic art. Continue reading

 
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Pete, the Rookie

At 108, former cartoonist Austin “Pete” Peterson recalls Jimmy Swinnerton, Tad Dorgan, and getting fired by William Hearst. Continue reading

 
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“Making Something Look Really Cool Isn’t My Goal”: The Ryan Cecil Smith Interview

A conversation with the young cartoonist behind SF and Two Eyes of the Beautiful about making comics that are best read in their printed form, the difference between homage and inspiration, and cross-cultural exchange. Continue reading

 
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A Conversation with Jeet Heer

Discussing Gasoline Alley, Francoise Mouly, and comics history with the author and TCJ-contributor. Continue reading

 
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Sex, Humor, and the Grotesque: A Conversation with Eleanor Davis, Julia Gfrörer, and Meghan Turbitt

This conversation took place at a panel at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, in September 2014. Continue reading