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The Comics Journal #302: Bloody Massacre Excerpt

In this excerpt from his feature “Bloody Massacre: How Fredric Wertham, Public Backlash and the 1954 Senate Delinquency Hearings Threw the Comics Industry on the Bonfire,” Warren Bernard looks at the impact of Bill Gaines “Are You a Red Dupe?” ad, and how the release of Fredric Wertham’s book may have affected the scheduling of the hearings. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Wages of Love: Chester Brown’s True Romance Comix Excerpt

In this excerpt, Tim Kreider talks about how Chester Brown’s mother’s schizophrenia affected Paying For It. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Toon Treasury Think Tank! Excerpt

In this excerpt from the message board roundtable discussion on what to include in The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics, edited by Art Speigelman, Spiegelman, Chris Duffy, Paul Karasik, Paul Levitz and Jeet Heer figure out the book’s target audience and debate if selections from Mad magazine are suitable. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Albert and Robert Excerpt

Bob Levin’s story about Robert Crumb’s lawyer, Albert Morse, begins with the Amazon “Keep on Truckin” lawsuit. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Maurice Sendak Interview Excerpt #2

In this brief excerpt from the extensive Maurice Sendak interview in The Comics Journal #302, Sendak talks to Groth about 9/11, Outside Over There and how children process memory. Continue reading

 
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The Comics Journal #302: Roy Crane Interview Excerpt

In this excerpt from The Comics Journal #302, comic-book artist Lew Sayre Schwartz asks Roy Crane about the advent of continuity in his adventure newspaper strips. Continue reading

 
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Warren Bernard’s Citations and Fredric Wertham Documents

Warren Bernard cites his sources for his Comics Journal #302 article, “Bloody Massacre: How Fredric Wertham Public Backlash and the 1954 Senate Delinquency Hearings Threw Comics on the Bonfire” and provides documents from the recently opened Frederic Wertham papers that shed new light on the Senate comic book Hearings of 1954. Continue reading

 
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Endnotes: Authors Meet Images: Cartoonists Before Comics by Gavin Callaghan

These notes reference Gavin Callaghan’s “Authors Meet Images: Cartoonists Before Comics” essay published in The Comics Journal #302. Continue reading

 
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