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Al Feldstein has passed away at the age of 88. The longtime artist/writer/editor is perhaps best known for his long run (1956-1984) as the editor of Mad, but he was also a notable science fiction artist, and was a key editorial force at EC Comics, writing the now-famous Bernie Krigstein-drawn story “Master Race”. We will have a full obituary shortly, as well as archival features. In the meantime, you can get a great feel for his talents by reading this 2013 Bob Levin essay.

We have also posted what may have been his final interview — the uncut version of his February 2013 conversation with Gary Groth, an abridged version of which was used published in Feldstein’s Child of Tomorrow, published by Fantagraphics.

Also on the site is Frank Santoro, with his newest column – this one with some thoughts on comics formats.

Elsewhere online:

Mark Evanier and Evan Dorkin each have tributes to Feldstein. You can see read a handful of Feldstein work over here and here are some great covers he drew.

Michael Dooley reports on a panel discussion featuring Ben Katchor, Vanessa Davis, Mimi Pond and Anders Nilsen.

Comics-related: You can now read David Wojnarowicz’s journals, among other things, online.

50 Watts has a great look at Japanese illustrator Rokuro Taniuchi (1921–81).

And finally, Mimi Pond did a Reddit AMA.


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