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Filing Kim Deitch

Reading Kim Deitch means reading Kim Deitch about Kim Deitch, and burrowing into a 20th century history of his own creation. Continue reading

 
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Publishing, Power, and Print Purgatory: Inside the Tokyopop Rights Situation

Tokyopop will not be reverting rights back to their creators of original content, and is in discussion with certain creators regarding contract buyouts, a source told the Comics Journal this week. Continue reading

 
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Bulletproof: The Kane & Hine Interview

An interview with Shaky Kane and David Hine, creators of The Bulletproof Coffin, a candy-coated, psychedelic superhero romp that doubles as a savage condemnation of the comics industry. Continue reading

 
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Making “Genius”: Mullaney and Canwell on Alex Toth

A conversation with the authors of the new Alex Toth biography, Genius, Isolated. Continue reading

 
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Bill Blackbeard: Tributes

Words of appreciation from Gary Groth, Chris Ware, Lucy Shelton Caswell, Mark Newgarden, Robert Beerbohm, Michael Tisserand, Peter Maresca, Trina Robbins, and others as they come in. Continue reading

 
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Bill Blackbeard, The Man Who Saved Comics, Dead at 84

Bill Blackbeard, without question or quibble, is the only absolutely indispensable figure in the history of comics scholarship for the last quarter century. Continue reading

 
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The Nordic Charms of Naomi Nowak

An introduction to the artist’s dream-like tales spun in a lush drawing style. Continue reading

 
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Jim Shooter: Groundhog Day in the Land of the Apocryphiars

Running alongside his storied career as a comics writer, editor, and publisher, Jim Shooter began a second, parallel career sometime in the 1990s: that of recounting his first career in vainglorious prose and delusional detail. Continue reading