TCJ.com is a magazine about comics edited by Tucker Stone & Joe McCulloch. The print edition of The Comics Journal is published annually. Both projects are published by Fantagraphics Books.


The Comics Journal Archive is an ongoing effort. When an issue is available it will be designated as such in blue at the top of that issue's table of contents. We'll also announce new batches as they go online. For a history of the Journal itself, click over to Mike Dean's 2001 article, Born of Bile. At the present, the archive goes up to issue #300 (November 2009). For technical reasons, more issues will be added when the website architecture is updated. Thank you for your patience.

The Comics Journal Archive 

All questions about digital subscriptions and access to TCJ.com archives should be sent to [email protected]


Tucker Stone, Editor

Joe McCulloch, Editor

Kristy Valenti, Editorial Coordinator

Subscriptions: fbicomix (at) fantagraphics (dot) com

News Items, Queries, Tech Concerns, and Information: editorial (at) tcj (dot) com.

Advertising: Please contact Matt Silvie for current rates and specifications.


If you'd like to write for TCJ.com, please send an email with the subject line: "Submission Inquiry" to editorial (at) tcj (dot) com. Please structure your inquiries as a pitch — which topic  you would like to write about, why you think that subject is a good fit for tcj.com’s comics-first, creator-first mission, and what personal or professional insight you can bring to the project. Due to the volume of submissions, the Editors will be unable to offer a personal response to all inquires.


Physical review copies of upcoming and current books should be sent to, please also email [email protected] when submitting print copies:

The Comics Journal
attn: Kristy Valenti
7563 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115


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That’s it for now, though we reserve the right to add new rules if and when they become necessary. Remember, debate and discussion are welcome, but is important that these arguments stay civil.