A Reminiscence of Things I Would Prefer to Forget

My recollection of the “debate” with Harvey Pekar recently posted here was that I made an ass of myself, and I am sufficiently confident of my memory that I really can’t bear to look. Continue reading


Robert Weaver and the Pedestrian View

On February 21st, a group of artists and writers gathered at The New School to celebrate the book by the late Robert Weaver and to salute his achievement as an illustrator more generally. Continue reading

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Blood and Thunder: Harvey Pekar and R. Fiore

From The Comics Journal’s letters pages (Blood and Thunder), circa 1989-1990: American Splendor creator Harvey Pekar and critic R. Fiore argue over realism and genre fiction in comics. And Animal Farm. Continue reading


A Conceptual Flush: The Magician

A heady and long-gestating project emerges. Continue reading


An Interview with Walter Biggins

A talk with the outgoing acquisition editor of the University Press of Misissipi, by far the leading publisher of scholarly comics criticism in North America. Continue reading


The Jerry Moriarty Interview

A truncated conversation with the painter, cartoonist and musician. Continue reading


The Comics Journal #302: Wages of Love: Chester Brown’s True Romance Comix Excerpt

In this excerpt, Tim Kreider talks about how Chester Brown’s mother’s schizophrenia affected Paying For It. Continue reading


Campbell’s Rules of Comprehension

Reading comprehension for comics. Continue reading