Darwyn Cooke, 1962-2016

An obituary and tribute. Continue reading


The Darwyn Cooke Interview

In this 2007 interview, Cooke talks about growing up in Canada, his career in animation and comics, and whether or not he can actually take anyone in a fight. Continue reading

First cover from Siné Massacre (December 1962)

A World Without Siné

Remembering the provocative French cartoonist. Siné: December 31, 1928 – May 5, 2016. Continue reading


The Horror! The Horror!: Graham Ingels and the Art of Real Yuch

Who Graham Ingels was (and wasn’t) before, after and during EC Comics. Continue reading


“My Own Dyke-centric Flavor”: A Conversation with Jennifer Camper

The cartoonist, curator, and organizer discusses her early work in LGBT comics, tussles with publishers and readers over controversial content, and the founding of the Queers & Comics Conference. Continue reading


The Power of the Pear: When Caricature Met Poster Art

From Caricature to Poster takes you back to a lost moment. In the fin de siècle poster boom, it’s quite a surprise: ads and promotions created entirely by caricaturists. The story of how this happened is quirky – but it’s as real as that of Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge or Mucha’s Sarah Bernhardt. You can see it now at Museum of Decorative Art in Paris. Continue reading


“The Starting Point”: An Interview with Julie Doucet

Cars, collage, and reading loud with the Montreal-based artist. Continue reading

Frank, graphic violence of the kind banned in American comic books flourished in Chester Gould's newspaper strips.

The Gould Rush: The Mad Allure of Dick Tracy

It’s time someone came out and said it—Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy is bonkers. Stark raving crazy. But it’s an American crazy—we feel at home in it. Continue reading