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Excerpt: Ethics In The Gutter

An excerpt from Kate Polak’s Ethics In The Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics, focused on a storyline from Hellblazer. Continue reading

 

“Immediate Metacognitive Dispersal”: An Interview with Kate Polak

And she compares Primo Levi’s “over-analysis” of Auschwitz to her own over-analysis of what body wash to use in the morning. Continue reading

 

Excerpt: Is This Guy For Real?

An excerpt from First Second’s upcoming graphic biography of Andy Kaufman, written and drawn by Box Brown. Continue reading

 

“I Watch For Patterns”: An Interview with Aleš Kot

I guess I’m also not really interested in creating expectations? Continue reading

 

Mort Walker Passes Away at 94

The artist, whose tour of duty on Beetle Bailey was the longest run of any cartoonist in the history of the comics pages, died Jan. 27 of pneumonia Continue reading

 

Excerpt: Paradise

An excerpt from Matthew Pettit’s upcoming comic, Paradise. Continue reading

 

Small Worlds: An Interview With Matthew Pettit

It’s like what I was saying: when you create a story, you have to create that world. I was interested in not doing that again and using something I already knew, so I could jump right in. Continue reading

 

An Upbringing That Was Very Much Out of the Ordinary: An Interview with Cullen Murphy

The former writer of Prince Valiant, and son of artist John Cullen Murphy, talks about growing up in Connecticut, surrounded by many of the most successful cartoonists of the Twentieth Century. Continue reading