In this excerpt from the “Fair Warning” column in The Comics Journal #309—introducing readers to up-and-coming artists—the cartoonist, teacher and self-publisher Hyena Hell talks to Kristy Valenti about movement and backgrounds in her work.
In this excerpt from The Comics Journal #309, cartoonist, self-publisher and distributor Inés Estrada talks to cartoonist, self-publisher and distributor John Porcellino.
Jason chats with Tom Kaczynski of Uncivilized Books about the potential impacts of AI and its “slick magic.”
Montreal-based cartoonist, bookseller and video artist Arizona O’Neill wants to know what happiness means to artists. So, she conducted interviews with a dozen of them, and drew them as comics. Jean Marc Ah-Sen talks to her about this project, collected last year in book form.
In this excerpt from Gary Groth’s interview with Annie Koyama from The Comics Journal #309, the two independent comics publishers talk about taste, editing and aesthetics.
Two artists in discussion, as MariNaomi chats with Rina Ayuyang on the topic of Ayuyang’s new period mystery comic, The Man in the McIntosh Suit.
Ephemera: A Memoir, from artist Briana Loewinsohn, stands out as one of the most assured debut graphic novels of late. Hagai Palevsky chats with the author about childhood, memoir and the joy of drawing plants.
Ian Thomas chats with Canadian veteran cartoonist and zine-maker Robin Bougie, whose Gutter Hunter, a survey of sensational and long-forgotten artifacts from global comics history, will soon see its third annual issue.
Paul Constant sits down with 20-year cartooning veteran Julia Wertz, who’s done everything from webcomics to glossy magazines to major label books. This week sees the release of Impossible People, her new memoir of alcoholism and sobriety – and she’s got decades of comics still to come.
Jason Novak speaks with Gary Sullivan about making comics with an eye towards collage and memories of defunct message boards, and then Eleanor Davis reveals some of the work method behind her excellent memoir, You & a Bike & a Road.
Matt Seneca holds on tight for a freewheeling talk with Geof Darrow, creator of The Shaolin Cowboy and longtime specialist in heavy, bloody detail.
Cartoonist and film director Dash Shaw catches up with cartoonist, art director and designer Joe Kessler in a sprawling conversation about the intersections of fine art and comics, the challenges and restrictions of the medium, and what their ideal reader might think of Kessler’s upcoming The Gull Yettin.
Jason Bergman catches up with Stephen R. Bissette – writer, artist, critic, editor, publisher and educator, feeling a sense of vigor about the future.
Risograph and scratchboard, handmade and silk-screened – Daria Tessler’s direct approach to comics making has seen her release all sorts of work over the last few years, and it looks like publishers are starting to catch on. She and Jake Grubman sit down to discuss comics – how to read them, how to make them, and how to navigate surviving them.
What’s it like to become a meme? To have a piece of your work picked up and excerpted, quoted, evoked in a place far removed from comics? RJ Casey chats with Gina Wynbrandt over just such an episode.
Edward Dorey speaks to the editor of the new Tits & Clits compendium about academia, feminism, and the shifting historical reputation of comics.
Scholar Esther Claudio-Moreno sits down with the artist behind We’re All Just Fine for a discussion of art, language, politics & generational attitudes in Spanish history.
One of the most well-known figures in corporate-owned superhero comics returns to the direct market, single issues, and Frank Miller. We catch up with Dan DiDio about what’s different this time.
A documentary on queer comics, inspired by 2012’s award-winning anthology of the same name, No Straight Lines is available on PBS now. Alex Dueben speaks with the film’s director/producer Vivian Kleiman and cartoonist/editor/producer Justin Hall about the book’s journey to film.
Author and essayist ML Kejera chats with Deena Mohamed, who recently translated her own graphic novel series Shubeik Lubeik, a new take on the tales of djinn, into English for an all-in-one collection from Pantheon.
Former Marvel head honcho & inveterate Batman illustrator Joe Quesada is neck deep in another dream career: movie director. In addition to talking about his short film FLY, he talks to us about times he wishes he hadn’t talked to the press, and questions why so many in the comics industry always seem obsessed with the comics industry ending.