Zap: Censorship and Suppression

America at mid-twentieth century was chock full of self-appointed, blue-nosed guardians of good taste who tried to control what could be shown in popular media and insisted that everyone follow their rules. Continue reading


Letter to a Young Cartoonist

What is the meaning of the Internet? And what can be done about it? I am 36. Like Virgil in Dante’s Inferno I come from Another Time, the pre-Internet era, to guide you, Young Cartoonist, through the architecture of Hell. Continue reading


Into the Forest with Lorenzo Mattotti

A chat with the artist of Hansel and Gretel and numerous other books and projects about process, Italian design, and the early 1980s. Continue reading


Nightmare Neighbors, Dream Collaborators

Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash on Bow-Wow, comics, picture books, and telling stories without words Continue reading


“I’m Not on This Planet Forever”: An Interview with Charles Burns

The creator of Black Hole talks about Sugar Skull, his creative process, today’s comics community, and learning to be an artist. Continue reading


“Comics Language Has an Alphabet and You Should Use It”: An Interview with Manuele Fior

The Italian-born cartoonist talks about creating female characters, psychoanalysis, comparing comics to literature, and creating art in a pop world. Continue reading


“My Aim is to Be as Appealing as Possible”: An Interview with Michel Fiffe

The creator behind Copra and Zegas talks about breaking into comics, helping to found Act-i-vate, the perils of small publishing, and working for Marvel. Continue reading


Lianhuanhua: China’s Pulp Comics

An overlooked genre of comic art. Continue reading