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“The Sanest Guys In The Ball Park”: An Interview With Paul Tumey

Paul Tumey reflects back on the conclusion of a seven year project: Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny. In this conversation with Michael Tisserand, Tumey walks us through the history of American newspaper comics comedy..and to define the word “screwballist”! Continue reading

 

Luke Healy: Day Two

Another day, another meal made up of french fries. (Luke Healy calls ’em chips, but we all know what he means!) Then it’s off to the cemetery to feed the rabbits. His words! Continue reading

 

Luke Healy: Day One

You can’t go home again–hey, wait a second! Shouldn’t that be that you “shouldn’t”? Maybe this week’s Cartoonist Diary can square that circle. Take us to church, Luke Healy! Continue reading

 

We Hit Too Many Left Turns to Make It Right (This Week’s Links)

Ryan Flanders is here, and with him are all the links you could require! East Coasters: make sure you’ve got your autograph books ready for this weekend–all your favorite celebrities are on the prowl! Continue reading

 

The Comics Journal #304: Excerpt from The Simon Hanselmann Interview

In this excerpt from TCJ #304, Hanselmann talks about Gretzkys, the relationship between autobiography and fiction, and selling stuffed animals. Continue reading

 

“I Took It Very Serious”: An Interview With Johanna Maierski

Kim Jooha catches up with Johanna Maierski of Colorama, a small comics press out of Germany with a focus on quality, community and wildcard beauty. Continue reading

 

If These Walls Could Talk, They’d Probably Still Ignore Me (This Week’s Links)

If you’re starting your Friday off with anything other than the Ryan Flanders Rundown, then you’re just asking for trouble. Nothing sheds those Thetans faster than ten pounds of comics links packed into a five pound bag–why, just ask my main man Bart Sears! Continue reading

 

Gary Groth on Bill Schelly

I don’t remember when I met Bill Schelly, but it may have been as late as 2006, when he pitched the idea of a Joe Kubert biography to me. It may have been earlier—and we may have corresponded briefly in … Continue reading