Tag Archives: Austin English

Morgan Vogel, 1986-2020

Morgan Vogel, a cartoonist known for her distinctively intelligent work, went missing on April 8th. She was found dead Sunday, May 24th, at age 34. Today, a group of her friends and artistic collaborators reminisce. Continue reading

 

Caniff in the 21st Century

A look at the work that the audience does mentally when reading a comics page, with Caniff, Herriman and more up for example. Continue reading

 

The Tony Shenton Interview

Austin English speaks to Tony Shenton, a one-of-a-kind individual in the comics industry, on his history as a sales rep, retailer, and talent scout–and what he thinks the future holds. Continue reading

 

The Best Comics of 2019

Comics Journal contributors chime in with their favorite comics, artists and reads from the year that was: 2019. Continue reading

 

“The Creative Act Shall Always Triumph Over the Death Culture of Capital”: An Interview with Matthew Thurber

In this sometimes contentious discussion, the creator of Art Comic talks about the evils of capitalism, his love of Surrealism, why no artist should move to New York, and the to-be-welcomed destruction of official art history. Continue reading

 

Sense of Humor at the National Gallery: An Interview with Judith Brodie

George Herriman, Winsor McCay, Saul Steinberg, Francisco de Goya, Leonardo da Vinci and William Hogarth walked into the National Gallery all at once, and it turns out there might be room enough for everyone: Austin English has the scoop. Continue reading

 

Fall into Degradation

In this week’s column, an Arcades Project-style history of cartoonists and their relationships with editors, publishers, and so-called fans. Continue reading

 

Austin English and Bill Kartalopoulos on Superboy, Patience, and Peplum

The cartoonist/publisher and the editor/scholar discuss a 1963 issue of Superboy and a recent Blutch reprint—and how they relate to the latest Clowes. Continue reading

 
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