World Fantasy Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novelist Rachel Pollack talks with Alex about her influential work writing Vertigo’s Doom Patrol, a life spent in love with Tarot, and what motivated a still-recent return to comics writing.
André Valente begins his week of diaries to attention, by answering the big linguistic questions…and chasing around the visual concept of what it would look like if Andre The Giant and Mandy Patinkin got together and had a couple of babies.
Ah, news, the song of– wait, did we get an Eisner nomination? For BEST ARTICLE DESCRIPTIONS?! Oh my gosh, I am so honored! There’s no way Karl Ove Knausgård of ComicBook dot com can beat me!
In this archival September 1982 interview, Perez talks about working on the Teen Titans and his ambition to draw all of the Marvel and DC characters.
When the war in Ukraine began, PhD student Evheny Osievsky was reading Watchmen in Kyiv. Watchmen, with all of its martial brinksmanship; its dreams of apocalypse. This article examines the end-of-days texture of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons/John Higgins classic.
On the West Coast, comics creators are recharged and attending in-person events again. Christopher Diaz was there to capture candid shots of the Hernandez brothers, R. Kikuo Johnson, Jordan Crane and more for TCJ!
Ian Thomas chats up the creator of
Hmm, news. Don’t know what to make of it anymore. Used to be you’d glance at a paper on the stands, raise an eyebrow. Now it’s all modems. The weather…
In this 1982 interview, Neal Adams talks about working for Marvel and DC, a comics guild, creator’s rights, his auteur film effort, and more.
R.C. Harvey first encountered Playboy in 1955, two years after it started publishing. Today, in 2022, he eulogizes what the magazine used to be, and laments what it eventually became.
Ken Niiumara talks with Alex Dueben about his recently published Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy with Yen Press, which sees the cartoonist delivering a fresh take on centuries-old Japanese folktales.
As the newsstands gave way to the comic book direct market, and fans obsessed over the minutiae of hundreds of characters, a Titan emerged who could draw them all with the grace and weight of polished jewels. Here we remember George Pérez.
“Hey everybody! Are you ready to talk about comics this week?!” The festival crowd masses forward and launches an enormous wooden plank directly at my head. I see Iron Man inside the sky.
In this 1983 interview, Justin Green talks about God, the Vietnam war, underground comics and Superboy.
Remembering one of the giants of mainstream comics: among the most influential superhero stylists of the 1970s, and a committed agitator for creators’ rights.
Tiffany Babb speaks with artist Sara Alfageeh and writer Nadia Shammas on their shared backgrounds, fantasy worlds, and the role of storytelling when it comes to empire building – and how all of this came to inform the creation of their graphic novel Squire.
Remembering the underground comix great – a pioneer in autobiographical comics and minicomics, and a private, dedicated artist.
The other week I learned my four-year old nephew has begun making little zines… laughing in genetic destiny.
An examination of the particular traits Chris Ware brings to graphic novels – or should we say “story drawings”?
In this extensive interview, cartoonist, creator and innovator Liam Sharp discusses his sprawling career drawing superheroes, creating businesses, writing novels, supporting a family, embracing the struggle, representing his hometown, and much, much more. Yes, more than that.
Atop a hill enveloped in a blazing sunset, the children play.
Life is renewed, and the blank slate awaits.
Bill Kartalopoulos visited the 49th Angoulême International Comics Festival, and there are dozens of photos to peruse in this big trip report!
On staring into black glass in a room of new silence.