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“Change Is the Only Thing I Do Like”: An Interview with L. Nichols

Nichols says he’s always drawn – horses and maps were his favorites – but he was introduced to comics while studying mechanical engineering at MIT. Flocks is his autobiographical book about growing up in the South, keeping secrets from his … Continue reading

 

Rape, Sexual Harassment Allegations Prompt Defamation Suit from Small-Press Comics Publisher Cody Pickrodt

After facing accusations of rape and sexual harassment, Cody Pickrodt of Ray Ray Books has filed suit against comics community figures including Whit Taylor, Laura Knetzger, Tom Kaczynski, and Ben Passmore. Continue reading

 

Sense of Humor at the National Gallery: An Interview with Judith Brodie

George Herriman, Winsor McCay, Saul Steinberg, Francisco de Goya, Leonardo da Vinci and William Hogarth walked into the National Gallery all at once, and it turns out there might be room enough for everyone: Austin English has the scoop. Continue reading

 

“Amazon Is the Global Warming of the American Economy”: A Conversation with Eric Reynolds on the ComiXology Originals Announcement

The Fantagraphics associate publisher explains how he thinks comiXology fits into Amazon’s plans to monopolize not just comics publishing, but retail as a whole. Continue reading

 

Dean Miller: In (and Out) Like Flint

There are hundreds of unknown sob stories in comics. Creators routinely signed away the rights to their original concepts, had their work butchered by heavy-handed editors, and suffered as the comics industry weathered financial upheavals. And that’s just comic books. Newspaper strips are another thing. Continue reading

 

Revisiting Dakota North

According to Keith Silva, we don’t talk enough about Dakota North–and he’s here to remedy that situation, with a look at the under-discussed ’80s miniseries by Martha Thomases and Tony Salmons that introduced the character. Continue reading

 

“I Look at Every Story I Draw in a Different Way”: An Interview with Rubén Pellejero

Pellejero is one of Spain’s great comics artists (Historias de Barcelona, The Summer of Irreverence, Rain Wolf). Today he, along with writer Juan Díaz Canales, is making the new adventures of one of comics’ greatest characters, Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese. Continue reading

 

Fuck You, Death: Thoughts on Finishing My Friend’s Last Book

The cartoonist Anders Nilsen describes the experience and labor of helping to bring Geneviève Castrée’s final book, A Bubble, to publication. Continue reading