TCJ Archive

The Comics Journal No. 306, Summer–Fall 2020

Gary Groth interviews Roz Chast, the New Yorker cartoonist turned graphic memoirist. Includes op-eds on the importance (and lack thereof) of modern political cartooning. Also featured is a piece about Daisy Scott, the first Black woman political cartoonist; a gallery of underground cartoonist John Pound’s code-generated comics; portraits of mass shooting victims; a selection of Spider-Gwen artist Chris Vision’s sketchbook pages; and more.

Blood and Thunder (6)
November Garcia, Jim Morin, Anuj Shrestha, Shing Yin Khor, Matt Lubchansky, Jon Chandler, Mary Fleener

From the Trenches (10)
Demockracy and the Whole Point of Political Cartooning and Satire
Mr. Fish

Death to Political Cartoons (20)
Carta Monir

Interview (24)
Roz Chast
Interviewed by Gary Groth

Sketchbook (92)
Chris Visions

Reconsidering the Canon (104)
Al Columbia
Bill Cotter

Fair Warning (112)
Garrett Young
Interviewed by RJ Casey

Comic: Politics (120)
“Who Gets to Draw the American Flag the Right Way?”
Eunsoo Jeong

Gallery (126)
Mass Shooting Victim Portraits
Lauren Weinstein

Incel Supernova: From a Single Comic Strip to the End of the Universe with Scott Adams (134)
Abhay Khosla

Daisy Scott: A Dream Deferred and a Legacy of Courage (148)
Lea Michelle Cash

John Pound (158)
Interviewed by Marc Sobel

Fan Mail (174)
Rumiko Takahashi
Colleen Tighe