Tasmanian cartoonist Simon Hanselmann discusses how his webcomic became an internationally acclaimed, best-selling phenomenon. Highlights labor and economics ― the past and the future of organizing a comics union, work-for-hire contracts, and how comic conventions can better serve creators. And: an exclusive look at Eisner and Geisel Award-winner Geoffrey Hayes’s unfinished graphic novel, and more.
Gary Groth interviews satirist and children’s book author Tomi Ungerer. And: the “new mainstream” in American comics ― how the marketplace and overall perception of the medium have drastically shifted since massive hits like Persepolis, Fun Home, and Smile. It also includes an introduction to homoerotic gag cartoons from the U.S. Navy; and Your Black Friend cartoonist Ben Passmore’s examination of comics and gentrification.