Tag Archives: Highlights from the Archive

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Yoshihiro Tatsumi Interview

Gary Groth interviews seminal gekiga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. Continue reading

 
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The Dame Darcy Interview

In this 1994 interview, Dame Darcy and interviewer Darcy Sullivan talk about Victorian influences, ghosts, and pointy boobs. Continue reading

 
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The Problem with Editorial Cartooning Today

This 1988 panel about the viability of satire in editorial cartooning features Jules Feiffer, Chuck Freund, Brad Holland, David Levine, and Peter Steiner. They question what’s left to satirize in a culture that satirizes itself, and ponder if humor helps or hurts the political aims of editorial cartoonists. Continue reading

 
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Cartoons of Mass Destruction: The Whole Story Behind the Danish 12

In 2006, 12 Danish cartoonists controversially drew pictures of Muhammad at the urging of Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the weekly Jyllands-Posten. This news story from The Comics Journal #275 (April 2006) offers a multitude of perspectives — from cartoonists, Danes, Muslims, Danish Muslims — and is being rerun to help supply context for the Charles Hebdo killings. Continue reading

 
The Pen is Mightier than the Sickle, 1977.

Ralph Steadman: Into the Gentle Darkness

In this 1989 Comics Journal interview, Gary Groth picks Ralph Steadman’s brain on the topic of his growth as an artist, changing interests, loss of faith and times working with Hunter S. Thompson in a career-spanning conversation that always finds its way back to politics and all that’s wrong in the world. Continue reading

 
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The Great Comic Book Heroes Intro & Afterword by Jules Feiffer

In this expanded intro and afterword to Jules Feiffer’s The Great Comic Book Heroes, he explains how the art and business of comic books has evolved since its origin. Continue reading

 
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“The Nostrand Zone” by Bhob Stewart

In this essay from The Comics Journal #96 (March 1985), Bhob Stewart looks at the career of “Mystery Artist” Howard Nostrand. Continue reading

 
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The Shary Flenniken Interview

In this interview from The Comics Journal #146 (November 1991), Shary Flenniken talks about running away from home, the Air Pirates, editing National Lampoon, Trots and Bonnie, and more. Continue reading