Over the last few years, Rick Veitch has utilized a host of publishing tools to bring his older work back to print, and to return to those series as well. Jason Bergman caught up with him about his dreams, his super-heroes, and which major publisher is still frightened by his work.
Eric Orner is one of the only former U.S. Congressional aides who can lay claim to a long-running comic strip and time spent in the Disney trenches. Today, he’s talking to Alex Dueben about how that history helped inform Smahtguy, his biography of the iconic and iconoclastic Barney Frank, one of the first gay and out congressmen and a front-line defender of civil rights.
Hunt Emerson catches up with TCJ’s Tasha Lowe-Newsome about his experience with cancer, COVID, and Kickstarting comics, following the successful campaign to print Phenomenomix. In so doing, he also talks about his work in Kenya, his time in bands, and the work he’s produced due to his unwillingness to turn down a gig.
Mark Schultz talks about his journey from comics, to comics that are turned into television shows and Sega CD games, to taking over the adventures of Prince Valiant… while the whole time, Xenozoic Tales remains in the background, ready to take the spotlight once more.
Cartoonist Ariel Bourdeaux catches up with Alex Dueben about her path through comics, from Raisin Pie to Patreon dailies, and all the way up to Clutter, her new work of autobiography with Fieldmouse Press.
My Badly Drawn Life is the newest book by the cartoonist Gipi in English translation, but it dates back to 2008 in Europe – a time when Gipi found himself at a creative crossroads. Valerio Stivé speaks with the maestro about the toughness of being light on the page.
Two decades ago, John Kelly talked to Tony Millionaire at a bar about drinking and making comics. Now, the two speak again, about comics, Saturday Night Live, Adult Swim, Patreon, making comics…and getting sober.
In this conversation between Tony Millionaire and John Kelly from 1999, the cartoonist explains how he got his start, his time spent hanging off the roof of a cab, how autobiographical his comics about an alcoholic and suicidal crow are, and his love for all things nautical. Next week, we’ll present an all new conversation between Kelly and Millionaire, picking up right where this one leaves off.
The prolific cartoonist talks with Joe Decie about his collaborations with Mike Mignola, his extremely specific (and, in comics circles, rare) day job, and why it might be a good idea for creative types to bone up on their Hammer horror knowledge.
In this interview, circa 1985, Gil Kane and Gary Groth talk to Valerian and Laureline co-creator Jean-Claude Mezieres about being a storyteller, not an artist, the French comics scene, being an American cowboy, and collaboration. They talk at him about Clint Eastwood.
Ian Thomas catches up with one of the most prolific comics artists of the last two decades: Sean Phillips, who has drawn zombies for Marvel, horror for Vertigo, and a metric ton of comics written by Ed Brubaker. In this conversation, the two manage to cover it all at a pretty brisk clip.
R. Kikuo Johnson and James Romberger discuss Johnson’s new graphic novel No One Else, his illustrations for The New Yorker, what he redrew for the new edition of his book The Night Fisher, and why he’s sticking with comics.
Lane Milburn’s newest graphic novel Lure sees the cartoonist making a departure from his previous work. In this conversation, he goes into how those changes came to be, the different kinds of non-comics work he takes on to support himself, and the dark business of “graphic recording”.
In this conversation between Dash Shaw and Greg Hunter which took place earlier this month via Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore, Shaw discusses the background to his latest graphic novel Discipline, how his own Quaker upbringing informed its depictions of silence, and the real world Civil War letters that birthed the project.
Hayley Campbell catches up with “Britain’s most isolated cartoonist”, Jon Chandler. Movies are discussed, the specific pen and ink recommendations of Sammy Harkham are touched upon, and complaints regarding nudity are registered.
Chatting with the cartoonist about process, communication and the status of autobiography.