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An Interview With Donald Rooum

In this interview from TCJ #247, political cartoonist Donal Rooum talks to Ken Worcester about anarchy, gag cartooning, and typography. Continue reading

 

LGBTQ Speculative Fiction: A Creative Roundtable

Blue Delliquanti and Dylan Edwards are both cartoonists working in the field of queer and trans spec fic for kids and teens. In this interview, they talk with Melanie Gillman about the power of LGBTQ spec fic as a genre to challenge existing infrastructures, provide escapes, and create allegorical mirrors for young queer and trans readers. Continue reading

 

The Return Of The IPC Youth Group

Tim Hayes takes a measured look at the British comics published under the IPC Youth Group umbrella, now available again thanks to Rebellion and their deep, Dredd-full pockets. Continue reading

 

Pink Rabbits and Chainsaws: The Crazy Worlds of Massimo Mattioli

Simone Castaldi takes an extensive look back at the career of artist Massimo Mattioli, who spent much of his life innovating Italian comics. Continue reading

 

By Jove! What Did Edgar P. Jacobs Do To Comics?

Cynthia Rose takes a long look at Blake & Mortimer, the wildly successful series of comics by Edgar P. Jacobs, its creator’s personal history…and his somewhat tortured relationship with Hergé. Continue reading

 

Let’s Play Freeze Tag with Ice Picks (This Week’s Links)

This week, Ryan finally acknowledges Newsarama and Spawn, thus completing what is known as Satan’s “Final Phase”. Kevin Sorbo, save us all! Continue reading

 

Scott Rosenberg’s Platinum Pipeline to Hollywood

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is recently back in industry news, regarding his partial ownership of the rights to Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood. In this article from TCJ #265 (January-February 2005), Michael Dean traces Rosenberg’s trajectory through comics industry and Hollywood up to that point. Continue reading

 

The 19th Century Route 66

Cynthia Rose won’t loan you the plane fare for a French trip, but she will guide you through On the Road to Tōkaidō (Sur la route du Tōkaidō), currently running at the Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet in Paris! Continue reading