Tag Archives: Kim Thompson


Sammy Harkham on Murder by High Tide by Maurice Tillieux

The Crickets artist and Kramers Ergot editor in a conversation about an overlooked European comic, M. Tillieux’s Murder by High Tide. Continue reading

Sequence from Will Eisner's January 15, 1950  The Spirit  "Bring in Sand Saref"

One Picture Does Not A Comic Make

In his review of Masters of Comic Book Art from The Comics Journal #49 (August 1979), Kim Thompson makes a distinction between illustration and sequential comic art. Continue reading

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Another Relentlessly Elitist Editorial

Kim Thompson answers a “silly question” in this editorial from The Comics Journal #55 (April 1980) Continue reading


Claire Bretécher: Triumphant Despite Traitorous Translation

In this review from The Comics Journal #42 (October 1978), Kim Thompson critiques National Lampoon’s Claire Bretecher translation. Continue reading


Kim Thompson as Critic

There were many Kim Thompsons: translator, anthologist, editor, publisher. The first Kim Thompson I encountered was Kim the critic, who tended to get lost in the busy shuffle. Continue reading


Panel on the Origin of Fantagraphics Excerpt Courtesy of Mike Catron

In this excerpt, Kim Thompson, Gary Groth and Mike Catron discuss the earliest days of Fantagraphics and The Comics Journal at the 2001 Comic-Con International: San Diego. Continue reading

Circa early 1990s.

Tributes to Kim Thompson

Memories from David B., Peter Bagge, Mike Catron, Daniel Clowes, Helena G. Harvilicz, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Paul Karasik, Jason T. Miles, Tony Millionaire, Pat Moriarty, Eric Reynolds, Richard Sala, Joe Sacco, Chris Ware, and many others. Continue reading

Photo by and copyright © 2013 Alex Chun.

Amazing Hero: Kim Thompson (1956-2013)

As one of the twin pillars of Fantagraphics Books, Kim Thompson helped the comics medium to grow up. He did so with the tough love of a strict parent, the internationally formed intelligence of a global citizen, and the abiding loyalty of an avid comics reader. Continue reading