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“Making Something Look Really Cool Isn’t My Goal”: The Ryan Cecil Smith Interview

A conversation with the young cartoonist behind SF and Two Eyes of the Beautiful about making comics that are best read in their printed form, the difference between homage and inspiration, and cross-cultural exchange. Continue reading

 
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A Conversation with Jeet Heer

Discussing Gasoline Alley, Francoise Mouly, and comics history with the author and TCJ-contributor. Continue reading

 
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Sex, Humor, and the Grotesque: A Conversation with Eleanor Davis, Julia Gfrörer, and Meghan Turbitt

This conversation took place at a panel at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, in September 2014. Continue reading

 
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An Interview with John Porcellino

A conversation with the King-Cat Comics creator about his new book, OCD, illness, art, luck, and life. Continue reading

 
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Bondage & Big Dreams: The World of Nine Antico

French cartoonist Nine Antico’s heroines Continue reading

 
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Two Reviews

Well Come and Scablands. Continue reading

 
Gary Groth and Simon Hanselmann at the wedding (photo courtesy of Annie Koyama)

SPX 2014: An Indie Comics Microcosm

A report from the Small Press Expo including a visit to the Library of Congress and a glimpse behind the scenes from Ignatz jurors. So how do you summarize a show like SPX? Continue reading

 
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“I Wanted a Character Who Was Very Positive”: An Interview with Luke Pearson

Pearson has already amassed an impressive body of work, and has something of a runaway hit on his hands with the genuinely charming, smartly realized, and lovingly delineated Hilda series. He talks with us about consciously choosing a nonviolent protagonist, Scandinavian mythology, and the possibility of being typecast as a children’s artist. Continue reading