Diane Noomin’s Memorial Service at SVA, November 10, 2022
John Kelly reports from a memorial service for the cartoonist and editor Diane Noomin, held in New York City on November 10, 2022.
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, 1948-2022
An obituary for one of the revelatory talents of autobiographical cartooning, and an icon of the underground era.
Drew Friedman’s Maverix and Lunatix: Icons of Underground Comix: “A masterpiece, a treasure, an encyclopedia”
John Kelly didn’t just read Drew Friedman’s new book of portraits, he asked seven of the subjects what they thought of their depictions. Plus: Friedman himself sits down for a new interview.
Diane Noomin, 1947-2022
A tribute to the late cartoonist and editor Diane Noomin, with an obituary by John Kelly and testimonials by 18 friends, colleagues and admirers.
Taking a Look at Dirty Pictures (without the pictures)
John Kelly takes a look at Brian Doherty’s new history of underground comics – and takes his concerns to the author.
Remembering Justin Green
An extraordinary group of artists, friends and admirers has been gathered by John Kelly to pay tribute to the great Justin Green, one of the most influential and powerful storytellers of the underground generation.
Getting Weirdo at the Society of Illustrators
Kim Deitch, Drew Friedman, Glenn Head, John Holmstrom, Mark Newgarden, and Art Spiegelman had a wide-ranging conversation about the 1980s anthology era.
Chicago: Comics on the Make
“Comics: Philosophy & Practice” gathered seventeen luminaries of the medium to discuss what it all means.
The ABCs of Autobio Comix
In 1971 Justin Green’s Binky Brown started a revolution. Here’s what happened next.
The Phoebe Gloeckner Interview
An intense, revealing interview with Phoebe Gloeckner originally published in The Comics Journal 261, 2004—now with a new postscript from Gary Groth.
The Aline Kominsky-Crumb Interview
In this interview, autobio underground cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb talks frankly to Peter Bagge: reprinted from TCJ 139 (December 1990).