Welcome back! As you can see, the site is continuing to grow—check in frequently to see what’s new. Now that introductions are out of the way, let’s look into things a little deeper.
For example, this blog: it’s a work in progress. The current plan is for Dan and I to switch off days, usually highlighting content from the site at large, and linking to various posts of interest at other sites. Also, from time to time, guest bloggers will show up to post items that don’t fit comfortably in any of the site’s more formal categories. It should be fun. Let’s find out.
First of all, don’t miss Tom Spurgeon’s lengthy interview with Dan and myself—it covers a lot of ground, in typical Spurgeon fashion.
In regard to that last link: We appreciate the feedback we’ve received as to the perceived dearth of female contributors to the new TCJ.com. We’re sensitive to these concerns, and simply ask that our readers not rush to judgment. We are still in the confirmation process with many great potential writers. Over the following weeks and months we will be publishing lots of content about female and male artists, written by both female and male contributors. As we said in our interview with the Comics Reporter, one of our stated goals for TCJ.com is to make the site “a place for a plurality of real, idiosyncratic, and conflicting voices.” Obviously we can’t have that without diversity in the genders of those voices. (By the way, if you have a suggestion for a contributor you’d like to see here, of any gender, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mailbox is always open.)
Okay, time for a tour of the site’s new content. (Some of this is repeated from yesterday, but none of it should be missed.)
The inimitable Bob Levin writes at length about Frank Frazetta and family.
Patrick Rosenkranz chronicles the history of autobiographical comics, from Justin Green to Gabrielle Bell.
We present an exclusive preview of Seth’s forthcoming graphic novel, The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists.
Amy Poodle gives Grant Morrison obsessives what they want, with a meditation on The Invisibles and hauntology.
Richard Gehr inaugurates his column with a can’t-miss interview with the legendary New Yorker and National Lampoon cartoonist Sam Gross.
Ryan Holmberg debuts the first of many entries chronicling the history of alternative manga. This promises to be amazing.
Vanessa Davis helps launch our Cartoonist’s Diary series.
Sean Rogers compares Johnny Ryan to Jack Kirby.
Matt Seneca writes about Roy Crane and Buz Sawyer.
Sean T. Collins reviews Ben Katchor’s Cardboard Valise.
Chris Mautner doesn’t like Daytripper all that much.
That’s it for now, but look around—as mentioned earlier, there’s new content every day!