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Who Owns the Man of Steel?

Now that we know the new Superman movie is a colossal hit, it seems like a good time to review the legal conflict over who gets to rake in those profits. Continue reading

 
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“I Was Dipping a Pen at My Dying Mother’s Bedside”: An Interview with Carol Tyler

An interview with the You’ll Never Know and The Job Thing creator about page design, not being known as a “finisher,” dealing with family illness, and portraying sensitive details about close relatives. Continue reading

 
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Panel on the Origin of Fantagraphics Excerpt Courtesy of Mike Catron

In this excerpt, Kim Thompson, Gary Groth and Mike Catron discuss the earliest days of Fantagraphics and The Comics Journal at the 2001 Comic-Con International: San Diego. Continue reading

 
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Tributes to Kim Thompson

Memories from David B., Peter Bagge, Mike Catron, Daniel Clowes, Helena G. Harvilicz, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Paul Karasik, Jason T. Miles, Tony Millionaire, Pat Moriarty, Eric Reynolds, Richard Sala, Joe Sacco, Chris Ware, and many others. Continue reading

 
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Preview: Incidents in the Night

An exclusive excerpt from David B.’s new graphic novel. Continue reading

 
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Amazing Hero: Kim Thompson (1956-2013)

As one of the twin pillars of Fantagraphics Books, Kim Thompson helped the comics medium to grow up. He did so with the tough love of a strict parent, the internationally formed intelligence of a global citizen, and the abiding loyalty of an avid comics reader. Continue reading

 
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Steranko’s First?

On the hunt for a comic book story long-since disavowed by the artist and writer Jim Steranko. Continue reading

 
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“Your Theory Is More Than a Theory”: Zak Sally’s Interview with Peter Bagge (Part Two)

Sally and the creator of Hate talk Bat Boy, politics, Margaret Sanger, internet piracy, making money while making art, and the similarity between selling convention sketches and prostitution. Continue reading