Well, let’s do some shilling right at the top here: The TCJ archive is now available by subscription for just $30! That’s right: You get access to nearly the entire run of the print TCJ (we’re almost done posting it) for a measly $30. Lose days or weeks or months bing-reading Gary’s old editorials and News Watch columns about people you’ve never heard from again (these are two of my most favorite activities in the world).
And speaking of losing yourself… Today on the site:
An unexpected treat: Bob Levin on Guy Colwell’s comic book series Doll.
Doll (Rip Off. 1989-95) was written with a consciousness that remained engaged with and troubled by the world. At the time, Colwell was living in a second-hand mobile home in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevadas and working part-time as a typesetter and graphic artist. He had been through one marriage and several short term relationships. Now, he announced in his introduction to the first issue, personal experience had led him to explore “sex… desire… greed… caring (and)… especially loneliness.”
The LARB on Feminism in Comics.
Finally some good movie news. Phoebe Gloeckner’s all-time great graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl has been cast and is moving into production.
TCJ-contributor Sean Rogers on the reissue of the classic Canadian graphic novel The Cage.
NPR on race and identity in superhero comics.
TCJ-contributor Alex Dueben talks to Chris Claremont about some less-discussed aspects of his career.
Over at The Paris Review, TCJ-contributor Nicole Rudick wrote about Jeet Heer’s (another TCJ-contributor) In Love with Art.