Art Spiegelman


Bob Levin reckons with the career and comics of Art Spiegelman in response to Breakdowns, newly released in paperback.

Jiro Taniguchi

Taniguchi Jirō and His Gekiga Years

Japanese publishers have launched a massive series of reprints spanning the career of the late Taniguchi Jirō, with many supplemental essays. Today we present a 2022 item from Natsume Fusanosuke, laying out a theory of gekiga’s evolution via Taniguchi’s collaboration with the writer Sekikawa Natsuo.

Retail Therapy

Big Bang Comics

Ireland’s Big Bang Comics reports to Zach and TCJ about the changes they’ve seen in the old school single-issue comics retail model, and whether a periodical-focused store has an economic future.