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“We Don’t Have To Be That Political Anymore”: An Interview with Jeff Smith

Upon the publication of the collected, completed RASL, Jeff Smith talks about transitioning from Bone to sci-fi noir, the perils and advantages of self-publishing, and how the comics community has changed. Continue reading

 

Morning Becomes Renee

An interview about Black Eye. Continue reading

 

Blood and Thunder: The Complete “I Am Not Terry Beatty’s Girlfriend” Debate

In a classic example of authors responding to their critics circa 1988, Terry Beatty and his girlfriend Wendi Lee refute a negative review of Wild Dog in this series of letters from TCJ’s Blood and Thunder. An “I am not Terry Beatty’s Girlfriend” letter-writing contest ensues. Continue reading

 

“Originality Is a Red Herring”: An Interview with Josh Bayer

Raw Power creator Josh Bayer talks about covering ROM Spaceknight, this spring’s Tumblr controversy, Retrofit, working with his music-video director brother, and the overrated nature of originality. Continue reading

 

Looking Back at Flook: An Interview with Wally Fawkes

A conversation with the longtime British cartoonist. Continue reading

 

The Anti-War Comics of Harvey Kurtzman

The politics of Harvey Kurtzman’s war comics. Continue reading

 

Silver Surfer #1: An Examination

Silver Surfer #1 is a comic worth examining closely. It has a lot of things colliding at once. Continue reading

 

The Last of the Authentic Cowboy Cartoonists, Stan Lynde, Has Cashed In

Cowboy cartoonist and Western novelist Stan Lynde died of cancer in Helena, Montana on August 6. He was two months shy of his 82nd birthday. Continue reading