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“I Want to Make a Haven”: An Interview with Niki Smith

Niki Smith discusses the genesis of her erotic graphic novel set in the world of cosplay conventions, why pink makes for better sex scenes then the color blue, and what comics she has planned next. Continue reading

 

Esther Pearl Watson on Comics, Fine Arts, Theory, and Pink Flying Saucers

In this follow-up, Watson talks about the comics grid, Duchamp, Lynda Barry, and more. Continue reading

 

Nick Meglin: 1935-2018

Writer, artist, editor, and lyricist Nick Meglin (born Nick Megliola) was perhaps best known for the 48 years he spent on the staff of Mad magazine, the last twenty of which were as co-editor of the magazine (with colleague John … Continue reading

 

Alison McCreesh

Alison McCreesh and Alex Dueben discuss the nature of her most recent work of illustration and ambition: Norths: Two Suitcases and a Stroller Around the Circumpolar World! Continue reading

 

Fine Art and Cartoonists Roundtable

In this unpublished conversation from 2012, Michael Dooley sits down with artists Marc Bell, Joe Coleman, Esther Pearl Watson, and Robert Williams to discuss the place and value of comics in the realm of fine arts. Continue reading

 

Forsman X Fiffe

This week sees the release of Michel Fiffe’s official continuation of Rob Liefeld’s Bloodstrike series, legally (and affectionately) known as Bloodstrike: Brutalists. Meanwhile, Chuck Forsman has set up shop at Patreon, where he’s currently serializing Automa. While the majority of their conversations take place at the conventions they often share a table at, some of them make their way into print: like this one you’re about to read. Continue reading

 

Excerpt: Left in the Canefields

Thanks to Brady Evans and Sloane Leong, we’re pleased to share this excerpt from Brady’s Left in the Canefields, one of the comics to appear in Cautionary Fables and Fairy Tales: Oceania Edition. Continue reading

 

Understanding Detroit: The Nonfiction Work of Anne Elizabeth Moore & Melissa Mendes

When you’re looking for the way into a complicated news story about what’s been happening in Detroit, it helps to be able to pull the cat card. Continue reading