Tag Archives: Ernie Bushmiller

Seeking Salivation! Food in Early Comics

University of Washington professor José Alaniz invited me to prepare and deliver a guest lecture on early comics for his class on food-themed comics. You could say I hoped the project would turn out to be something I could sink my teeth into. I was not disappointed. Continue reading

 

ART… It’s Wacky! Conceptual Comics and Comic Conceptualism in the work of Mark Newgarden and Richard Prince

The gap in perceived cultural value between conceptual art and gag cartoons cannot be wider. Continue reading

 

The Lawrence Welk of Cartoonists: Ernie, Nancy, and the Bushmiller Society

Bushmiller refined his art, honed it to its barest essentials, and thereby produced a comic strip that in many respects was the very apotheosis of a comic strip. Continue reading

 

THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (6/1/11 – It never hurts to check.)

There may be other arts besides comics, but I don’t list ’em. Continue reading

 

The Comics Journal No. 142, June 1991

Featuring interviews with Arnold Roth and Carol Tyler; Darcy Sullivan on super heroes; part two of Gary Panter’s sketchbook. Continue reading

 

The Comics Journal No. 132, November 1989

Featuring interviews with Lynda Barry and Paul Chadwick; the Don Punchatz sketchbook. Continue reading