The Comics Journal #302: Roy Crane Interview Excerpt

In this excerpt from The Comics Journal #302, comic-book artist Lew Sayre Schwartz asks Roy Crane about the advent of continuity in his adventure newspaper strips. Continue reading

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Warren Bernard’s Citations and Fredric Wertham Documents

Warren Bernard cites his sources for his Comics Journal #302 article, “Bloody Massacre: How Fredric Wertham Public Backlash and the 1954 Senate Delinquency Hearings Threw Comics on the Bonfire” and provides documents from the recently opened Frederic Wertham papers that shed new light on the Senate comic book Hearings of 1954. Continue reading


The Literaries

Since the Invasion of these literaries, I have been observing a tendency to ask the question: if this weren’t a comic would it stand up? Would the story be any good if it were prose and in competition with the rest of the world’s prose? If we take away all these damn pictures, would the stuff that is left be worth a hoot? Continue reading


The Comics Journal #302: The Jacques Tardi Interview Excerpt

In this excerpt from the Jacques Tardi interview in The Comics Journal #302, Tardi talks about his current graphic novel project, which tells the story of his father’s experiences as a French soldier in WWII. Continue reading


Maurice Sendak

A decades-long friendship between two artists. Continue reading


The Ed Piskor Interview

The Pittsburgh-based cartoonist on Wizzywig, working with Harvey Pekar, and the Hip Hop Family Tree. Continue reading


“Totally Righteous” Lower East Side Cartoonist Dies

Alan Shenker AKA Yossarian, March 3, 1945-January 14, 2013. Continue reading


Entertaining Comics

Fantagraphics publisher Gary Groth on what EC accomplished and what it didn’t. Continue reading