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Tintin and the Curse of Clarity

Amidst so many competing theories Paris’ Grand Palais Hergé exhibition is a hagiography traced in la ligne claire. Yet by assembling so many riches, they unwittingly let the work speak for itself – and it proves a disquieting tattle-tale. Continue reading

 

The Gift

A grand drawing for Hal Roach, discovered during research for George Herriman’s biography Krazy, reveals the deep friendship between the famed movie producer and his resident cartoonist. Continue reading

 

The Jack Davis Interview

In this 1992 interview conducted by Lee Wochner, Jack Davis discusses his early days in New York and his work for MAD and TIME Magazine. Continue reading

 

Afternoon Summer

Cometbus and links. Continue reading

 

Super Week

GPK, AK, ET AL. Continue reading

 

Another Look at the East Village Eye

“There was no money.  I think we were actually paid in drugs.” — Mark Michaelson, former art director The East Village Eye Lower New York has been the scene for numerous “art movements,” and the decade between the mid-70s and … Continue reading

 

The Nobel Prize for Cuckoldry

Bill Griffith’s Invisible Ink is a memoir as fascinating in its way as Fun Home. Where Alison Bechdel gave us a look inside of a closeted life when closets were in flower, Griffith takes us across the border into the times before the times changed. Continue reading

 

Rockin’ in the New Year with The Rocket’s Xmas Covers

Happy Holidays to everyone, whatever it is you celebrate–or not celebrate–this time of the year.  In the spirit of the New Year, and in an effort to further explore some historical connections between comics and other forms of popular culture, … Continue reading