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A Cartoonist’s Diary

Colleen Frakes: Day One

Sometimes you need to get away from it all: and sometimes that moment corresponds with an artist camp taking place in Alaska. Colleen Frakes has the details, in this week’s Cartoonist Diary! Continue reading

 
Comic Book Decalogue

Episode 29: Tom Kaczynski

The cartoonist and publisher behind Cartoon Dialectics and Beta Testing the Apocalypse talks the New Gods, comic shops, memes, nostalgia, and more. Continue reading

 
Ice Cream For Bedwetters

Time to Meet Your God

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo stake their claim that, yes, there is something new under that Gotham City sun. “You sure about that?”, Tegan replies. Continue reading

 
Retail Therapy

The Dragon

Jenn Haines, owner of The Dragon, came all the way from Ontario to explain how she went ahead and created the future of comics retail about two decades ago. Continue reading

 
Search and Destroy

Six Books from One Failed Bookstore

What can you learn from the comics found at a going-out-of-business sale? If you’re Matt Seneca, the answer is a whole hell of a lot. Continue reading

 
What Was Alternative Manga?

The Weight of Postwar Life: Tsuge Tadao vs. Takano Shinzo, 1969

A never-before-translated vintage interview with the legendary mangaka Tsuge Tadao (Trash Market, Slum Wolf) conducted by a Garo editor Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Fiona Smyth: Day Five

The week ends the way it started, with art, love and RuPaul. It’s a Fiona Friday Fantasia! Continue reading

 
A Cartoonist’s Diary

Fiona Smyth: Day Four

Fiona gets a font, and within it (and the joy of Rupaul) finds the fortitude to scrap with some illness. It’s Thursday, people. Continue reading