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Warts & All The Presidents: A Chat With Drew Friedman

In advance of a major exhibition of his illustrations of the US Presidents, Drew Friedman sat down with Mark Newgarden to answer the burning questions: which of those dudes was the ugliest? Continue reading

 

Are You Not Entertained? Tegan Enters The DC Universe

Tegan O’Neil takes a dip into the world of subscription based comic book reading, with the DC Universe. Can she resist the temptation to watch cancelled television shows and focus on back issues instead? It’s time for an economics lesson! Continue reading

 

“To Flip and Move and Shine”: Ebony Flowers’ Hot Comb

Qiana Whitted examines how Ebony Flowers use the social, historical, and economic politics of hair to chart the different phases of African American girlhood in her Drawn & Quarterly comics collection, Hot Comb. Continue reading

 

In Deadly Earnest: A Conversation with Kate Lacour

Katie Skelly uncovers the beating heart of Kate Lacour’s Vivisectionary by sitting down with the creator behind a book that has been referred to as “neocomics” by some, “unsettling” by others, and “kind of goofy, kind of creepy” by its own creator. Continue reading

 

Never Fight a Man with a Perm (This Week’s Links)

Never start your weekend without Ryan Flanders and his links. Never! If you start your weekend without Ryan’s links oh no I will be so terribly upset. That was my soup! I threw that soup at the wall because you just didn’t care enough! Continue reading

 

How Yann Kebbi Made His Own Museum

Cynthia Rose profiles Yann Kebbi, the prolific and violently creative artist behind Fondation Kebbi, Americanin & The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade, whose original illustrations can currently be seen in Paris at Galerie Martel. Continue reading

 

For the Love of Steve Canyon

The story of U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Richard A. Bauman, his collection of 41 years of Steve Canyon comic strips along with artwork by its creator Milton Caniff, and the marriage that made it all possible. Continue reading

 

“I’m Definitely Not Trying To Subvert”: The Alabaster Pizzo Interview

Rob Clough sits down Alabaster Pizzo, whose ongoing project Mimi & The Wolves just reached the halfway point. In this conversation, Pizzo reflects on decades spent living cheap, regretting nothing, and making comics. Continue reading