TCJ Archive

The Comics Journal No. 294, Dec. 2008

Featuring interviews with Mark Tatulli and Jason; Christmas cards from cartoonists.


Blood & Thunder (p. 18)


Greg Stump and staff, Journal Datebook (p. 20)

Datebook Focus: EC Artist Jack Kamen Dies at 88 (p. 23)


Matthias Wivel, The Jason Interview (p. 28)

Andrew Farago, The Mark Tatulli Interview (p. 78)


Chris Lanier, Rodolphe Töpffer: The Complete Comic Strips and Father of the Comics Strip: Rodolphe Töpffer, (p. 116)

Tim O’Neil, The Complete Terry and the Pirates Vol. 1 and Meanwhile… (p. 124)

Kristian Williams, This Book Contains Graphic Language (p. 129)

Rich Kriener, Thoreau at Walden (p. 132)

Mini-reviews of Trains Are … Mint, Big Questions #10, Welcome to the Dahl House, M, The Twilight Zone, Crooked Little Vein and At a Crossroads (p. 137)

Jared Gardner, Barney Google: The Early Years 1919-1923 (p. 142)


R. Fiore, Funnybook Roulette: “Defending the Indefensible” (p. 174)

Tom Crippen, Post-Human Review: “Typos” (p. 184)

R.C. Harvey, Comicopia: “Us and Them Political Cartooning” (p. 187)

John A. Lent, Speaking in Tongues: “The Potholed Road to Artistry for Cameroonian Cartoonist Issa Nyaphaga” (p. 191)

Donald Phelps, The Observer: “Modest Riches” (p. 195)

Kenneth Smith, Time Out of Joint: (B) “Soulcraft” As Soulless Techne (First Part) (p. 198)

Coming Comics (p. 206)
Holiday Cheer: Christmas Cards from Cartoonists (p. 100)