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Irwin Hasen: Dondi, Wildcat Artist Dead at 96

(b. July 18, 1918— d. Mar. 13, 2015) Continue reading

 
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The Michael Gross Interview

The National Lampoon art director looks back. Continue reading

 
Tatsumi Yoshihiro, photograph from Garo, special issue on the artist (March 1971).

Tatsumi Yoshihiro, 1935-2015

Tatsumi Yoshihiro, one of comics history’s greats, passed away on March 7, 2015. He was seventy-nine years old. He died of malignant lymphoma. Tatsumi is famous as the artist who helped fashion a new style of manga known as “gekiga” … Continue reading

 
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Tributes to Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Artists, critics, and translators pay homage to the great manga pioneer. Continue reading

 
Paco Roca's breakthrough graphic novel Wrinkles was published in English by Knockabout in January.

Paco Roca: Tales of Memory and Consciousness

Wrinkles marks the long overdue translation to English of Spain’s Paco Roca, perhaps the most prolific artist-author to emerge from the legendary El Víbora magazine since Max and Marti in the eighties. Continue reading

 
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Travelogue 2015

James Romberger’s trip through Europe, encountering all manner of comics culture along the way. Continue reading

 
A page from "Vacation Time", as reprinted in The Pixilated Parrot.

Leading Duck: An Interview with Peter Schilling about Carl Barks

An interview with the writer of Carl Barks’ Duck, in which the author discusses comics as “paper movies,” Carl Barks’s place in the canon, and his personal distaste for Uncle Scrooge Continue reading

 
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Harvey Kurtzman: The Man who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America Excerpt

In this excerpt from Bill Schelly’s forthcoming biography Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America, the author chronicles the lifespan of the magazine Humbug. Rebounding from the abrupt cancellation of Trump (the magazine he had left Mad to produce) after only two issues, Kurtzman rallied an all-star cast of cartoonists for their next endeavor. Continue reading