The Comics Journal #302: The Jacques Tardi Interview Excerpt

In this excerpt from the Jacques Tardi interview in The Comics Journal #302, Tardi talks about his current graphic novel project, which tells the story of his father’s experiences as a French soldier in WWII. Continue reading


Maurice Sendak

A decades-long friendship between two artists. Continue reading


The Ed Piskor Interview

The Pittsburgh-based cartoonist on Wizzywig, working with Harvey Pekar, and the Hip Hop Family Tree. Continue reading


“Totally Righteous” Lower East Side Cartoonist Dies

Alan Shenker AKA Yossarian, March 3, 1945-January 14, 2013. Continue reading


Entertaining Comics

Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth on what EC accomplished and what it didn’t. Continue reading


The Oily Way: A Publishing Process Interview With Chuck Forsman

In the span of about five years, Chuck Forsman has become not just a promising young cartoonist but also an intriguing mover and shaker in the world of micropublishing with Oily Comics. Continue reading


Cartoon Utopian: An Interview with Ron Rege Jr.

Ron Rege Jr. talks to Jay Babcock about the rich mixtures of ideas and references embedded in his new book, The Cartoon Utopia, encompassing everything from Nicola Tesla to Yoko Ono. Continue reading

The splash page from the second episode of Barefoot Gen, Weekly Shōnen Jump, 1969

Keiji Nakazawa, 1939-2012

Keiji Nakazawa, renowned throughout the world as the creator of Barefoot Gen, a first-hand account of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, died on December 19th in Hiroshima, Japan. Continue reading