Bob has always liked his James Joyce biographies, when they’ve shown up in prose. He also, as you well know, likes his comics. So is a comic biography of Joyce, like the one by Alfonso Zapico, going to be the peanut butter to his chocolate? Let’s put it this way: the word “best” is about to get a bit of a workout.
Those three little words we all long to hear: “It’s not NFTs.” And three more: “Friday link blog!”
Remembering a titan of fandom – the author of over 180 books, encompassing history, criticism, humor, science fiction and mystery. Ron Goulart died on January 14, 2022, aged 89.
In this new translation of a 2005 essay, Natsume Fusasnosuke details what he likes about the work of Yoshinaga Fumi, creator of Ōoku: The Inner Chambers – with a special emphasis on her self-contained works Garden Dreams and All My Darling Daughters.
Matthias Wivel grapples with the thorny legacy of Kurt Westergaard, the Danish artist behind the most notorious editorial cartoon of the 21st century thus far. Westergaard died last July.
An exclusive preview of Jonathan Dyck’s Shelterbelts, courtesy of Conundrum Press awaits you!
Sam Jaffe Goldstein catches up with cartoonist Aubrey Nolan about what she learned from her art show “Protection Spells”, what influences her work, and how she sees that work going forward.
I’ve been keeping a journal of inspiring phrases that pop into my head at night to use in this space. Last night I came up with “Reticence is Nothing to the Flying Man.” Is that any good? The rest were dirty.
After closing Koyama Press at the beginning of 2021, Annie Koyama turned her energies towards Koyama Provides, an ongoing series of financial grants for cartoonists, comics makers and other artistic ventures. We caught up with her about the project’s first year and the motives behind it.
There’s a new book of S. Clay Wilson’s correspondence out there, and Goshkin is ready to report back on the experience…and to consider why some artists end up with French bank accounts, while others worry about “a doorway reeking of piss”.
No— no, I’m glad about the first snowfall of the season. More time to read the links, right? Ha ha, no, it’ll melt, I’ll just let it…
Sitting down with one of Italian comics’ most visible contemporary talents, who saw his fifth book released in English last year: the lyrical SF story Celestia.
Gadzooks! It’s the Best Comics of 2021! And it’s so long, you can read it until 2023.
My god, the madmen did it… they’ve closed TCJ! For this year, that is…
Cartoonist Mardou reflects on what decades of Michel Rabagliati’s Paul comics have given readers, and provides a guided path through reading them…or at least, reading as much of them as current English language translation allows!
With all new English language editions of Lewis Trondheim & Joann Sfar’s Dungeon series making its way to the United States, it was about time to check in and find out how things are going with all those fantasy mammals, and the murderer’s row of talent that has been drawing them!
Remembering the cartoonist Tuono Pettinato, a beloved figure on the Italian comics scene who died this past June.
Wow, there really is only one more week ‘till Christmas. I ought to buy edible gifts tomorrow; there’s probably still food left… you know what’s REALLY nourishing, though?
Bob takes us back to the hardware store (which is near the woodshed) to uncover the story behind one of the longest running comic strips in the history books, and the only comic strip that can claim consistent Hardware Retailer serialization on its resume
Brian Hibbs of Comix Experience sits down with Peter Milligan and Duncan Fegredo, creators of seminal Vertigo era “anti-superhero” comic Enigma, newly reprinted by Dark Horse and Berger Books.
As cartoonist Andrew White prepares to release we are breathing, a collection of his earlier comics, he catches up with Alec Berry on what has changed about his approach to the work, the art, and the intersection of the two.
Remembering the creator of the early teen humor comic Buttons an’ Beaux – begun when the artist was a teenager herself, with many years of creative work ahead.
Leaving, moving, selling, getting bought – that’s right, another week in comics.