TCJ Archive

The Comics Journal No. 303, Winter-Spring 2019

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.

Blood and Thunder (6)
Hartley Lin, Ivan Brunetti, Carol Tyler, Gilbert Hernandez, Rina Ayuyang, Ryan Stegman, C. Spike Trotman, Sophie Yanow, Erik Nebel, Peter Bagge, Whit Taylor, Gina Wynbrandt, Sammy Harkham, Michel Fiffe

From the Trenches
“What’s in Store for Us” by Ben Passmore (10)

Tomi Ungerer (18)
Interviewed by Gary Groth

Reconsidering the Canon (102)
Jimmie Robinson’s Cyberzone
Dr. Sheena C. Howard

Sketchbook (108)
Artist: Antoine Cossé

Expanded Comics (108)
Kim Jooha
Comics as a Visual Communication System and Expanding the Boundaries

The New Mainstream (120)
How We Got Here: A Distribution Overview 1996–2019
Kristy Valenti

What Do We Do with YA? (138)
Chris Mautner

Fair Warning (144)
Fifi Martinez Interviewed by RJ Casey

Gallery (152)
An Alex Gard Gallery: Queer Eye for the Straight Comic Book Guy
Mannie Murphy

Steve Perry: A Comic Tragedy (160)
Ally Russell

Fan Mail (178)
Suehiro Maruo
Ines Estrada