Meskin and Umezo
Mort Weisinger’s Puzzle Comics
In this installment of the 10 Cent Museum, Austin English looks back at some of the most popular comics for children ever published: the Superman stories associated with Mort Weisinger!
Gebbie to Genzken
It’s that time again: that Melinda Gebbie, Steve Ditko, New Yorker, Josh Bayer, Claire Bretécher and Isa Genzken time. Also, the Immortal Hulk. Austin was hungry!
“Everyone Knows When They’re Trying To Justify A Moment They Don’t Really Stand Behind”: An Interview with Austin English
Austin English looks forward to the future via his publishing and distro outfit, Domino Books, the conclusion of years of work on his next comic, and talks about why its time for readers to expand their definition of comics.
The Best Comics Of 2020
Oh damn, it’s the best comics of 2020!
Morgan Vogel, 1986-2020
Morgan Vogel, a cartoonist known for her distinctively intelligent work, went missing on April 8th. She was found dead Sunday, May 24th, at age 34. Today, a group of her friends and artistic collaborators reminisce.
Caniff in the 21st Century
A look at the work that the audience does mentally when reading a comics page, with Caniff, Herriman and more up for example.
The Tony Shenton Interview
Austin English speaks to Tony Shenton, a one-of-a-kind individual in the comics industry, on his history as a sales rep, retailer, and talent scout–and what he thinks the future holds.
The Best Comics of 2019
Comics Journal contributors chime in with their favorite comics, artists and reads from the year that was: 2019.
Excerpt: “Meskin and Umezo”
An extended look at Austin English’s upcoming unfinished work, “Meskin and Umezu”, currently on exhibition at New York’s Marvin Gardens Gallery.
“The Creative Act Shall Always Triumph Over the Death Culture of Capital”: An Interview with Matthew Thurber
In this sometimes contentious discussion, the creator of Art Comic talks about the evils of capitalism, his love of Surrealism, why no artist should move to New York, and the to-be-welcomed destruction of official art history.
Sense of Humor at the National Gallery: An Interview with Judith Brodie
George Herriman, Winsor McCay, Saul Steinberg, Francisco de Goya, Leonardo da Vinci and William Hogarth walked into the National Gallery all at once, and it turns out there might be room enough for everyone: Austin English has the scoop.
Fall into Degradation
In this week’s column, an Arcades Project-style history of cartoonists and their relationships with editors, publishers, and so-called fans.
Austin English and Bill Kartalopoulos on Superboy, Patience, and Peplum
The cartoonist/publisher and the editor/scholar discuss a 1963 issue of Superboy and a recent Blutch reprint—and how they relate to the latest Clowes.