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Women and Autobio Comics Roundtable

Ellen Forney, Megan Kelso and Raina Telgemeier, in a loosely themed women-and-autobio-and-literary comics discussion, talk about accessibility / virtuosity, reaching their audience, and comics as a “language.” Continue reading

 
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Ron Regé, Jr.’s Diana

The artist answers some questions about his latest work. Continue reading

 
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Two Intersecting Visions: Decadence

An emerging British collective. Continue reading

 
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Fred Kida, 1920-2014

One of the last, and most respected, of the golden age comic artists has passed. Continue reading

 
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Lesson Notes on the Art Form

In this excerpt from his new book, a master cartoonist offers a summation of political cartooning. Continue reading

 
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Ed Vs. Yummy Fur [Excerpt]

Ed the Happy Clown became a graphic novel by letting go of its three successive past-lives as 1) a part of a mini-comic, 2) a part of a comic book series, and 3) a book with a different ending. What was stripped away with each incarnation is as important in establishing what Ed was and now is as what remains. Continue reading

 
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Bhob Stewart, 1937-2014

Bhob Stewart was an eccentric fellow whose talents and intelligence contributed creatively to American culture in many ways over the course of his life.
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Wallace Wood photo taken by Bhob Stewart

“There Are Good Guys and Bad Guys” By Bhob Stewart

In this Against the Grain essay, considered one of his best, zinester, writer, editor and artist Bhob Stewart (1937-2014) talks about his time working with Wallace Wood. Wood photo by Bhob Stewart. Continue reading