Hurk

“Whatever The Image Is, It’s Gotta Fit”: An Interview With Hurk

Joe Decie catches up with cartoonist Hurk just as Avery Hill prepares the release of his “crime caper” graphic novel, Jinx Freeze. Has Hurk forgiven the Trix rabbit? What are his favorite parts of making comics? How seriously should one take people who wish to be taken seriously? The answers to these questions, and more, are only to be found here.

News

Journey Into Marvel/Disney’s Copyright Wars

Michael Dean reports on the recent legal efforts of individuals, heirs and estates to pursue copyright terminations for Marvel superhero characters, and share in the mammoth profits generated by the properties those creators made possible.

Peanuts

Charlie Brown and Me

Charles Schulz’s Peanuts celebrated its 71st anniversary this weekend, and we are commemorating the occasion with a new perspective: the first-ever English translation of a 1999 essay on the strip by artist and scholar Natsume Fusanosuke, who compares the Schulz characters with those of the similarly massive Japanese media franchise Doraemon.

Steve Ditko

Ditko Con 2021

A visit to the first-ever comics convention dedicated to the life and works of Steve Ditko, held in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2021.

News

Born Slippy – This Weeks Links

You walk through the streets, confident–but do they know something you don’t? Their faces seem writ with knowledge, their eyes, round with whimsy. Oh no: you haven’t read your weekly Clark yet! How will you keep up in this Golden Age of Sequential Art, without his trusty hand to guide you towards the last week that comics saw? Never fear, friend. His hand is reaching out. Won’t you take it?

Jack T. Chick

Life is Worth Living

Caving to popular demand like a craven huckster, TCJ editor Joe McCulloch presents an adaptation of a 2013 audio broadcast on the topic of infamous religious cartoonist Jack T. Chick, updated to the present day.