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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

 
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Skyscrapers of the Midwest, Now of the Stage

The long, process-intensive journey from acclaimed graphic novel to debut stage play. Continue reading

 
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Preview: Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

Shigeru Mizuki’s first book to be published in English is a trenchant, sometimes elegaic, fictionalized memoir of a deadly war. Continue reading

 
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Moving Mister Wonderful

Daniel Clowes on translating his comic from The New York Times to its own book Continue reading

 
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“Everything I Do, I Do at an Increasing Risk”: An Interview with Fabrice Neaud

An interview with the great French cartoonist Fabrice Neaud, concerning the new “augmented” version of his 1999 autobiographical classic, Journal 3. Continue reading

 
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What Is to Be Done?

The current comic biz conundrum. Continue reading