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Steve Ditko 1927-2018

A reflection on the life of Steve Ditko, best known for his many contributions at Marvel and across the comics industry. Continue reading

 

Speculative Fiction Author and Provocateur Harlan Ellison Dies

Science fiction’s enfant terrible passed away June 27 at the age of 84. He was born in advance of the boomer tide, but in a sense, Ellison was the voice — or a voice — of that generation. Continue reading

 

Marc Bell on Comics, Fine Art, Aztecs and The Simpsons

Bell talks about how the art of today may not be considered the art of tomorrow, art meant for reproduction as an artifact, and more. Continue reading

 

“You Liked That? Really?”: A Conversation with Shawn Martinbrough

Shawn Martinbrough’s new show of original art has him looking back on twenty five years of making comics, working with artists, the hunt for the ultimate black ink–and the preparations for working with George Lucas. Continue reading

 

Robert Williams on the Seeds of Modern Art, Mona Lisa’s Mustache, the Trouble with Lichtenstein, and How to Succeed in the Business of Fine Art

Michael Dooley interviews artist Robert Williams, and they discuss the history of Dadaism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and beyond. Continue reading

 

“I Want to Make a Haven”: An Interview with Niki Smith

Niki Smith discusses the genesis of her erotic graphic novel set in the world of cosplay conventions, why pink makes for better sex scenes then the color blue, and what comics she has planned next. Continue reading

 

Esther Pearl Watson on Comics, Fine Arts, Theory, and Pink Flying Saucers

In this follow-up, Watson talks about the comics grid, Duchamp, Lynda Barry, and more. Continue reading

 

Nick Meglin: 1935-2018

Writer, artist, editor, and lyricist Nick Meglin (born Nick Megliola) was perhaps best known for the 48 years he spent on the staff of Mad magazine, the last twenty of which were as co-editor of the magazine (with colleague John … Continue reading