Tag Archives: Highlights from the Archive

Berlin: City of Stones

In this review from The Comics Journal #242 (April 2002), Ron Evry talks about Lutes’ artistic choices, the graphic novel format and the scope of the project. Continue reading

 

Scandal Involving CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Leads to Women’s Empowerment Fund

This 2006 article investigates allegations against CBLDF executive director, and explains how they led to the creation of a women’s empowerment fund. Continue reading

 

The Russ Heath Interview

In this 1987 interview, Ken Jones talks to possibly the least-recognized high-quality artist to ever work in American comic books, who left an indelible mark on both Western comics, where he started his comic-book career, and on war comics, for which he would attain his greatest fame. Continue reading

 

The Harlan Ellison Interview

In this interview from 1979 (The Comics Journal #53), Gary Groth and Harlan Ellison talk about plagiarism, the potential of the medium, Hollywood, and more. Continue reading

 

The Mort Walker Interview

In this in-depth interview, Mort Walker talks about growing up during the Great Depression, serving in the military, developing risque versions of his characters for overseas publishers, founding a comics art museum housed in a concrete castle, raising 10 kids, and much more. Continue reading

 

An Interview with the Father of Mexico’s Graphic Documentary: Who’s This Rius?

The influential Mexican cartoonist Rius (Eduardo del Rio) passed away on August 8, 2017. In this 1990 interview, he talks about the end of the Cold War, ideology, and the then-contemporary international comics scene. Continue reading

 

The Skip Williamson Interview

This freewheeling interview by Grass Green touches on Williamson’s early influences, his fellow underground cartoonists including Jay Lynch and Gilbert Shelton, and the trajectory of his own comics career. Continue reading

 

The Jay Lynch Interview, 1987

In this 1987 interview, underground cartoonist Jay Lynch talks about his experience growing up with comics and the influence of printed satire. The underground comix scene and the comic industry are discussed in depth as well as the theories behind his work. Continue reading