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The Horror! The Horror!: Graham Ingels and the Art of Real Yuch

Who Graham Ingels was (and wasn’t) before, after and during EC Comics. Continue reading

 
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“My Own Dyke-centric Flavor”: A Conversation with Jennifer Camper

The cartoonist, curator, and organizer discusses her early work in LGBT comics, tussles with publishers and readers over controversial content, and the founding of the Queers & Comics Conference. Continue reading

 
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The Power of the Pear: When Caricature Met Poster Art

From Caricature to Poster takes you back to a lost moment. In the fin de siècle poster boom, it’s quite a surprise: ads and promotions created entirely by caricaturists. The story of how this happened is quirky – but it’s as real as that of Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge or Mucha’s Sarah Bernhardt. You can see it now at Museum of Decorative Art in Paris. Continue reading

 
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“The Starting Point”: An Interview with Julie Doucet

Cars, collage, and reading loud with the Montreal-based artist. Continue reading

 
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The Gould Rush: The Mad Allure of Dick Tracy

It’s time someone came out and said it—Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy is bonkers. Stark raving crazy. But it’s an American crazy—we feel at home in it. Continue reading

 
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“To Learn How to Tell That Joke”: An Interview with Eleanor Davis

Checking in with the prolific cartoonist, whose current work includes the publications BDSM, Flop to the Top!, and Libby’s Dad. Continue reading

 
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“Somebody Has to Pay for the Sins of Our Great-Great-Grandfathers”: A Richard Sala Interview

The veteran artist behind macabre masterworks such as The Chuckling Whatsit and The Hidden discusses his recent work, the appeal and dangers of creating disturbing art, lessons learned from Dick Tracy, and the politics of horror. Continue reading

 
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Hanco Kolk – “A Fine Line”

Looking at a latter day ligne claire cartoonist, Dutch artist Hanco Kolk. Continue reading