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.
Are We Long-Form Yet?: A Chat with Bill Griffith
The longtime Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist talks about his latest book, the transition from strips to longform comics, why he chose to depict the innocent Schlitzie rather than the fraudulent Zip, and the insidious appeal of cuteness.
The Minicomix Revolution Will Not Be Televised
The revolution will not be televised The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox – Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970) The humble, photocopied minicomic sprang into being in the early 1970s and has become a prime engine of creativity in a vast subculture that today includes thousands of comics creators. This edition… Read more »
20 Comic Favorites of 2015
Paul Tumey’s top of the heap.
“I Had Moments Where I Just Broke Down Crying”: An Interview with Bill Griffith
A transcription of Bill Griffith interview held at this year’s Small Press Expo, at which he debuted his startling new graphic memoir, Invisible Ink.
The Origins of RAW and a Lost Lynch is Discovered
At CXC, Spiegelman and Mouly discuss their early projects. And Jay Lynch talks about a painting of his recently rediscovered on Roadside Antiques.
THIS WEEK IN COMICS! (2/18/15 – Logographic Devil History)
You’ve seen one man’s best of 2014, now see another’s hot take on someone else’s selections for the best of the 1980s! CLICK AT THE RISK OF YOUR OWN LIFE.
Comics Survey: Words, Part II
Ken Parille digs through 60 years of comics and says things about words. He explores a diverse creative cast, from Bill Griffith, Gabrielle Bell, and Julia Gfrörer to Jerry Siegel, John Byrne, and Grant Morrison — with a brief appearance by Otto Binder.
Questions for Griffy
Shortly after the publication of Bill Griffith’s Lost and Found: Comics 1969-2003, Gary Panter sent the cartoonist about 20 questions. Here’s what came back.
Bil Keane: An Appreciation
When Zippy met Billy. Bill Griffith remembers the Family Circus creator.
Forty and Counting: Bill Griffith’s Zippy
Zippy, the character, not the comic strip, passed the forty-year milestone late last year.