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“You Liked That? Really?”: A Conversation with Shawn Martinbrough

Shawn Martinbrough’s new show of original art has him looking back on twenty five years of making comics, working with artists, the hunt for the ultimate black ink–and the preparations for working with George Lucas. Continue reading

 

Robert Williams on the Seeds of Modern Art, Mona Lisa’s Mustache, the Trouble with Lichtenstein, and How to Succeed in the Business of Fine Art

Michael Dooley interviews artist Robert Williams, and they discuss the history of Dadaism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and beyond. Continue reading

 

“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In this unpublished conversation from 2012, Michael Dooley sits down with artists Marc Bell, Joe Coleman, Esther Pearl Watson, and Robert Williams to discuss the place and value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