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The Comic Book Scare and the New Criticism

In this excerpt from Jared Gardner’s Projections: Comics and the History of 21st-Century Storytelling, Wonder Woman meets Cleanth Brooks. Continue reading

 
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One-Artist Anthology Comics

As if it weren’t enough that comics are the domain of the obsessive control freak, there is a cartooning sect that perfectly defines the creative mania responsible for some of our greatest works: the one-artist anthology. This is its history. Continue reading

 
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Small Human Ordinariness: An Interview With Tom Gauld

The British author of Goliath talks to Hayley Campbell about storytelling, drawing and youthful dreams. Continue reading

 
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Commencement Address: Center for Cartoon Studies, May 2012

Tom De Haven’s words of wisdom to young cartoonists. Continue reading

 
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Tony DeZuniga, First of the Filipino Comics Wave, November 8th, 1941—May 11, 2012

A cartoonist best-known to American readers for co-creating the Black Orchid and the surly supernatural western hero Jonah Hex. Continue reading

 
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Maurice Sendak Interview Sneak Preview

Gary Groth remembers Maurice Sendak, and introduces excerpts from his career-spanning interview with the artist in the upcoming TCJ #302. Continue reading

 
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The King of the Wild Things Is Dead. Long Live the King. Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)

In this obituary, Philip Nel, a children’s literature scholar, provides a historical overview of Maurice Sendak’s career and legacy. Continue reading

 
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Maurice Sendak: Tributes

Artists and writers comment on one of their own. Continue reading