Critic and editor Zoran Djukanovic offers a passionate appreciation of the artist Zoran Janjetov, going well beyond his popular SF collaborations with Alejandro Jodorowsky. This 2021 essay, first published in the catalog to Janjetov’s Antibody exhibition in Serbia, is now presented in a new English rendition.
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.
News is the only word for what we have here. News, and success. I mean the successful appearance of news, not news of success – that would be unusual.
The new boss is often the same as the old boss: history likes things that way, repetitive, punishing, obnoxious. Brian Puaca returns to TCJ to tease out the very clear connection to the comics battles of the past and the ones that are currently eating up the airwaves once again, with a look at Maus, Tennessee and…Wertham?
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.
Lawsuits! Lawsuits! None of you are without sin!!
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.
Remembering the artist behind Valerian and Laureline, among the most potent and influential talents in European SF comics.
Little do those fools know that this column of links is on the official curriculum… of everyone’s heart!
Toyokazu Matsunaga is a true renegade of manga – and if you didn’t know he spent the ’10s on a 3,000-page webcomic serial, you do now. Translator Carlo Vanstiphout gives us a tour of the new English-language edition, with a special comment from Matsunaga himself.
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.
Bob has always liked his James Joyce biographies, when they’ve shown up in prose. He also, as you well know, likes his comics. So is a comic biography of Joyce, like the one by Alfonso Zapico, going to be the peanut butter to his chocolate? Let’s put it this way: the word “best” is about to get a bit of a workout.
Those three little words we all long to hear: “It’s not NFTs.” And three more: “Friday link blog!”
Remembering a titan of fandom – the author of over 180 books, encompassing history, criticism, humor, science fiction and mystery. Ron Goulart died on January 14, 2022, aged 89.
In this new translation of a 2005 essay, Natsume Fusasnosuke details what he likes about the work of Yoshinaga Fumi, creator of Ōoku: The Inner Chambers – with a special emphasis on her self-contained works Garden Dreams and All My Darling Daughters.
Matthias Wivel grapples with the thorny legacy of Kurt Westergaard, the Danish artist behind the most notorious editorial cartoon of the 21st century thus far. Westergaard died last July.
An exclusive preview of Jonathan Dyck’s Shelterbelts, courtesy of Conundrum Press awaits you!
Sam Jaffe Goldstein catches up with cartoonist Aubrey Nolan about what she learned from her art show “Protection Spells”, what influences her work, and how she sees that work going forward.
I’ve been keeping a journal of inspiring phrases that pop into my head at night to use in this space. Last night I came up with “Reticence is Nothing to the Flying Man.” Is that any good? The rest were dirty.
After closing Koyama Press at the beginning of 2021, Annie Koyama turned her energies towards Koyama Provides, an ongoing series of financial grants for cartoonists, comics makers and other artistic ventures. We caught up with her about the project’s first year and the motives behind it.
There’s a new book of S. Clay Wilson’s correspondence out there, and Goshkin is ready to report back on the experience…and to consider why some artists end up with French bank accounts, while others worry about “a doorway reeking of piss”.