Flashback to the early 1970s, as Natsume Fusanosuke recalls the situation of his youth, living alone with a woman and reading two landmark manga about young people living together: Hayashi Sei’ichi’s Red Colored Elegy and Kamimura Kazuo’s Dōsei jidai.
It’s hard enough running a comic book store during a pandemic, but how about opening one? Dreamers & Make-Believers pulled if off, going from pop-up retailer to brick-and-mortar in Baltimore, and Zach’s got the story.
Catching up with the unmistakable artist of Orc Stain, some standout Godzilla and Alien comics, and the ongoing martial arts saga Orphan and the Five Beasts.
I said the word news so many times it sounds funny, so now I have a new word: triumph.
In this excerpt, Helen Chazan reconsiders Kim Thompson’s landmark essay “A Modest Proposal: More Crap is What We Need” by way of Brian K. Vaughan’s and Fiona Staples’ Image megahit Saga.
This time Bob’s taking on Where have you been?, a collection of 25 years’ worth of comics from artist Ivana Filipovich, who drew for years, stopped for years, then drew for years more.
Sit yourself down for a career-spanning interview with eclectic cartoonist, illustrator and musician Leah Hayes – everything from dreams to songwriting to craft and parenthood is covered, as the artist tours her first children’s book.
That certainly was a lot of ways to describe Stan Lee.
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.
A short overview of a characteristic South Korean webtoon – not extremely popular, but the engine of small sectors of popular culture, and enough to cultivate a cartooning middle class increasingly foreign to the west.
A profile of Swedish publisher Horst Schröder, whose Epix Förlag brought the world of adult comics to Scandinavia, before collapsing amidst legal and financial woes.
The cartoonist Jason Overby considers a characteristic work by the late artist Morgan Vogel, and her presentation online in the persona labyrinth of online discussion.
Remembering the artist who best defined the romance and lively youth of Marvel Comics in the ’60s and early ’70s; John Romita died on June 12.
The last news day of spring, and it’s already hot.
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.
Another Martian vapor morning.
Josh Bayer, Tom Hart, Hyena Hell & Carol Tyler bring you: The Ink Farm Jam Comic, Day 5, in which we say goodbye to the Ink Farm, save for those who remain.
Josh Bayer, Tom Hart, Hyena Hell & Carol Tyler bring you: The Ink Farm Jam Comic, Day 4, in which we consider the abyss, and we receive the blessing.
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.