TCJ Archive

The Comics Journal No. 280, January 2007

Featuring interviews with Frank Thorne and Carla Speed McNeil; A Farewell to Playboy’s Michelle Urry.


Greg Stump and staff, Journal Datebook (p. 29)


Gary Groth, The Frank Thorne Interview (p. 36)
Markisan Naso, The Carla Speed McNeil Interview (p. 78)


Kent Worcester, “An Anthology of Graphic Fiction” (p. 99)

Noah Berlatsky, “Making Comics” (p. 101)

Kent Worcester, “Get A Life” and “Maybe Later” (p. 103)

Tim O’Neil, “Popeye Vol. 1” (p. 105)

Tim O’Neil, “Pride of Baghdad” (p. 107)

Noah Berlatsky, “America Gone Wild” (p. 109)

Tim O’Neil, “An Orgy of Playboy’s Eldon Dedini” (p. 111)

Rob Vollmar, “We Are On Our Own” (p. 113)

Mini-reviews of My Most Secret Desire, To Dance, Malcolm X, Silk Road to Ruin, 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions, Fables 1001 Nights of Snowfall, Bluesman, Siberia, Klezmer and Cold Heat (p. 115)

“A Farewell to Playboy’s Michelle Urry” With contributions from Gary Groth, Eric Millikin, Hugh Hefner, Art Spiegelman, Arnold Roth, Doug Sneyd, Gahan Wilson, Bobby London, Jennifer Thiele and Frank Thorne (p. 22)
Patrick Rosenkranz, “Rand Holmes’ Secret Stash” (p. 163)
Ron Goulart, “Crime Does Not Pay” (p. 120)


R. Fiore, Funnybook Roulette: “Best American Comics” (p. 165)

Bill Randall, Lost In Translation: “The Forest in the Trees” (p. 168)

R.C. Harvey, Comicopia: “Chas Addams with Macabre and a Dash of the Diaboloical” (p. 174)

Tom Crippen, The Post-Human Review: “Kid Glove: The Story of a Superhero” (p. 182)

Rich Kreiner, Meet the Comics Press: “A Real Beauty Finds Absolute Fulfillment” (p. 189)

Kenneth Smith, “Time Out of Joint” (p. 192)

Coming Comics (p. 200)