Presenting a new recurring feature by the artist Tom Herpich, reviewing comics he has recently read – vintage manga, indie comics and graphic novels alike.

Simon Deitch, 1947-2022

Remembering the late underground cartoonist: a complicated natural talent, and a child of 20th century American pop culture.


Drawing American Comics the Marvel Way

You may know Natsume Fusanosuke the writer, but how about Natsume Fusanosuke the artist? In this new translation of segments from a 1993 book, Natsume recalls an encounter with that classic American text, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way… and then he draws the Marvel Way.

Tim Sale

Tim Sale, 1956-2022

Remembering one of the defining artists of prestige superhero comics from the last 30 years, an intelligent and vivid stylist who rendered age-old characters with rare warmth. Tim Sale died on June 16.