Tag Archives: Paul Tumey

Ominous Absurdity From “The Pits of Hell” by Ebisu Yoshikazu

This collection of surreal and savage manga stories drawn in a naïve art style vibrates on my bookshelf and issues forth the sounds of thumping pachinko machines, clattering speedboat motors and roars of rage so intense there is no doubt in my mind they have the power to rip my head off. 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 Sanest Guys In The Ball Park”: An Interview With Paul Tumey

Paul Tumey reflects back on the conclusion of a seven year project: Screwball! The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny. In this conversation with Michael Tisserand, Tumey walks us through the history of American newspaper comics comedy..and to define the word “screwballist”! Continue reading

 

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

 

A “Konversation” with George Herriman’s Biographer, Michael Tisserand (Part Two)

If one is going to spend ten years on a single subject, George Herriman is a good one. Continue reading

 

A “Konversation” with George Herriman’s Biographer, Michael Tisserand (Part One)

  “Herriman was talking about race and identity — as profoundly as anyone has, in my opinion — but I never see that as his big “Topic.” It was just part of his world, and the world he created, even … Continue reading

 
Gene Ahern 1928 photo

Gene Ahern Covers The Conventions

You might have missed this. Gene Ahern, a popular newspaper cartoonist covered the tense, rancorous presidential nominations by sending Major Hoople, his Our Boarding House comic strip character, to the Republican and Democratic national conventions. It’s understandable if you didn’t … Continue reading

 

The Minicomix Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The revolution will not be televised The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox – Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970) The humble, photocopied minicomic sprang into being in the early 1970s and has become a prime … Continue reading

 
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