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Howard Cruse 1944-2019

Howard Cruse (1944–2019) was a highly influential cartoonist and a pioneer in the world of queer comics. He is best known for his strips Wendel and Barefootz, as well as his book Stuck Rubber Baby. Continue reading

 

Delicate Hearts, Diabolical Minds (This Week’s Links)

While the food you’re eating may be leftovers, today’s links are fresh and piping hot: let Ryan Flanders serve you up a slathering heap! Continue reading

 

Gary Groth Interviews Gahan Wilson

Check out this 2011 conversation between cartoonist Gahan Wilson and Fantagraphics publisher and Comics Journal Editor-In-Chief Gary Groth, which originally appeared in the Fantagraphics collection of Wilson’s Playboy cartoons. Continue reading

 

Cartoonist Gahan Wilson Dies at the age of 89

Gahan Wilson, one of the most influential and respected cartoonists in the medium, passed away on November 21st, 2019. Continue reading

 

“My Personal Hero Would Be Like Sisyphus”: An Interview with Badiucao

Dissident artist Badiucao talks with Martyn Pedler about why he left China, why he’s no longer anonymous, the responsibility of the artist in the face of tyranny, and how he tries to create practical work that protesters can actually use. Continue reading

 

Hard to Get a Handle on This Double Edged Sword (This Week’s Links)

This week, Ryan dances between the raindrops and finds enough non-Alan Moore-doesn’t-fave-my-tweets comics news to keep things moving right on through the weekend. Continue reading

 

“But On The Other Hand, It’s Great Story Fodder:” A Conversation with Kim Deitch

Master cartoonist Kim Deitch speaks with Bill Kartalopoulos about his latest release, Reincarnation Stories, and the lifetimes it took to get it made. Continue reading

 

Eric Reynolds Remembers Tom Spurgeon

Fantagraphics Associate Publisher and former TCJ staffer Eric Reynolds remembers The Comics Reporter’s Tom Spurgeon. Continue reading