Artist and publisher Floyd Tangeman takes a walk around San Francisco with Mike Reger, veteran minicomics artist and muralist, who offers passionate testimony on the contemporary underground scene in one of the great historical comic book cities.
Tom Kaczynski sits down with Keith Tilford, the artist behind Chronosis – a heady work of theoretical physics in the form of a SF graphic novel, written by philosopher Reza Negarestani.
As the war with Russia continues, what is the state of political cartooning in Ukraine? Evheny Osievsky sits down with one of the most popular young practitioners in the expanded landscape of social media.
Two poets sit down to discuss their work in comics, as Paolo Javier & Sommer Browning talk kids, collaboration, drawing and supes.
Jason Bergman catches up with one of the most influential cartoonists of the 21st century. Jeff Smith: his dreams; his disappointments; his ongoing dawn-of-man serial Tuki, and his return to the era-defining Bone.
Katie Skelly sits down with the cartoonist, editor and screen printer Jordan Crane, whose decades-in-the-making graphic novel Keeping Two is finally set for release this summer.
Brian Doherty sits down with a true original of American art, as Barbara “Willy” Mendes discusses underground comics, religious painting, psychedelic music and much more.
Valerio Stivé sits down with a truly global cartoonist, Antoine Cossé, to discuss the visionary, allegorical, and popular nature of his huge new book.
Andrew Neal chats online with Audra Stang, the author of slice-of-life ensemble stories that span decades in the lives of working class youths. What are the thought processes behind detailing the many characters in The Audra Show and Star Valley Stories? You’ll find out here!
RJ Casey is back with a freewheeling chat starring the California Bay Area’s Freak Comics, a trio of young artists pursuing their own visions of art in an inclusive group setting. PLUS: See a man’s skin cut right off his body!
Ian Thomas offers this brief chat with United Workers of Seven Seas, a group of workers endeavoring to unionize the popular manga-in-English publisher.
Manga artist Kyo Machiko is a true 21st century talent, moving fluidly from social media cartooning to traditional magazine serialization. Now, in the era of COVID, she has begun a series of bilingual books depicting the mysteries of the everyday. Matthew Hill presents an interview with the artist, followed by excerpts from her newest book, Essential My #stayhome Diary 2021-2022.
Angela Bocage is a longtime artist and editor for underground and alternative era comics, including the epochal Wimmen’s Comix and Real Girl, one of the most dynamic sex-positive anthologies of the 1990s. Here she sits down with Edward Dorey to discuss her long and varied journey.
In this pre-Journal Word Balloons fanzine interview, Neal Adams talks to Martin Pasko about drawing character expression, the Marvel method, and his take on artists such as Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Joe Kubert.
World Fantasy Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award winning novelist Rachel Pollack talks with Alex about her influential work writing Vertigo’s Doom Patrol, a life spent in love with Tarot, and what motivated a still-recent return to comics writing.
Ian Thomas chats up the creator of
In this 1982 interview, Neal Adams talks about working for Marvel and DC, a comics guild, creator’s rights, his auteur film effort, and more.
Ken Niiumara talks with Alex Dueben about his recently published Never Open It: The Taboo Trilogy with Yen Press, which sees the cartoonist delivering a fresh take on centuries-old Japanese folktales.
In this 1983 interview, Justin Green talks about God, the Vietnam war, underground comics and Superboy.
Tiffany Babb speaks with artist Sara Alfageeh and writer Nadia Shammas on their shared backgrounds, fantasy worlds, and the role of storytelling when it comes to empire building – and how all of this came to inform the creation of their graphic novel Squire.
In this extensive interview, cartoonist, creator and innovator Liam Sharp discusses his sprawling career drawing superheroes, creating businesses, writing novels, supporting a family, embracing the struggle, representing his hometown, and much, much more. Yes, more than that.
While “Animal Man” may be the first title you think of when his name comes up, Chaz Truog’s career has gone much further than one fondly remembered DC comic. In this conversation, he talks about time spent in the monthly trenches with Coyote, his groundbreaking work on Leonardo Da Vinci in Chiaroscuro and his latest, the violent medieval epic, The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus.
In this interview, which originally ran in TCJ #198 in 1997, British cartoonist Hunt Emerson (Phenomenocomix, Firkin, Calculus Cat, Casanova’s Last Stand) talks about his relationship to the American underground and European comics scenes, adapting classic literature, music, Fortean philosophy, and much more.