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Bill Schelly Tributes

Bill Schelly’s collaborators, compatriots and friends describe what it was like working with him, reading with him, and sharing his friendship. Continue reading

 

As Far as I Can See the Limelight Stays On (This Week’s Links)

Look at the screen. That is William Blake’s The Great Red Dragon and The Woman Clothed with the Sun. That is Gary Larson’s Cow Tools.

Do you see? Do you see what Ryan Flanders and his links has wrought? Continue reading

 

Biographer and Comics Fandom Chronicler Bill Schelly Dies Unexpectedly at 67

Michael Dean outlines the life and accomplishments of one of comics’s preeminent biographers, Bill Schelly. Continue reading

 

Trauma, Anxiety and History: Travis Dandro In Conversation With Pascal Girard

Cartoonist Pascal Girard spoke with cartoonist Travis Dandro about processing trauma, dealing with anxiety, and managing a full time life…and how all of those things came together for Dandro’s new memoir, King Of King Court. Continue reading

 

In Praise Of Popnut Skrummies: An Elmo Conversation With Frank M. Young

Mark Newgarden and Frank M. Young discuss their love for Cecil Jensen’s Elmo, and the reason Young decided to make this unheralded classic available again via print on demand. Continue reading

 

Dogface Has Its Day: The Success Of Brian Blomerth

Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day has quietly become one of the most beloved comics of the year, which is only the latest chapter in the cartoonist’s weird and delightful career. Brian Nicholson makes his way through all the purposeful deceit surrounding the cartoonist in our new profile. Continue reading

 

Donald Rooum: April 20, 1928-August 31, 2019

In this obituary, Kent Worcester discusses Donald Rooum, who is best known for his comic strip “Wildcat,” as well as his numerous contributions to anarchist comics anthologies and publications. Continue reading

 

“It Became An Obsession”: An Interview With Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm speaks with Alex Dueben about the difficulty of making graphic novel out of a conflict-free story where every reader knows the ending: Moonbound, the story of Apollo 11. Continue reading