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Excerpt: The Water Spirit

An exclusive look at Alexander Utkin’s upcoming Water Spirit, Nobrow’s latest attempt to introduce new colors to the visual spectrum, via the delivery system of print media! Continue reading

 

Supernatural Law Creator Batton Lash Dead at 65

Wolff & Byrd creator Batton Lash died Saturday at the age of 65 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Though he was never a star of the comics mainstream, the announcement drew a surge of web posts from fans … Continue reading

 

The Future Has No Time for the Past: A Long Discussion of Olivier Schrauwen’s “Parallel Lives”

Two minds forever voyaging through the new book by Olivier Schrauwen: artist and fiction. Continue reading

 

“I’m Still in Art-Monster Mode”: A Conversation with Katie Fricas

Katie Fricas’s peculiar, underground-reminiscent work has appeared in The New York Times, PEN America, and The New Yorker. Here, she talks growing up in a military family, performing in front of crowds, and pigeons. Continue reading

 

The Best Comics of 2018

Contributors and friends share their favorite comics of the year. The best top ten lists on the internet. Continue reading

 

TCJ 2018 Year in Review

Time to catch up on some of the best comics writing of the year. Continue reading

 

“‘Best’ Is a Bullshit Word”: Phoebe Gloeckner on Editing The Best American Comics 2018

The eminently quotable (and phenomenally talented) artist, writer, teacher and, whether she claims it or not, critic, sits down with Sean T. Collins to talk about how she handled the selection process behind the most recent edition of Best American Comics. Continue reading

 

Forgotten Friends of the Nib: Caricature & Victor Hugo’s Head

If French press cartoons are unashamedly rude, what’s at the heart of such a caustic culture? The answer can be found in a current Paris exhibition, Caricatures: Victor Hugo On Page One. Continue reading