Jeet Heer | December 1, 2014
Jeet Heer | July 31, 2014
Race, Harold Gray and Little Orphan Annie.
Jeet Heer | July 7, 2014
There were many Kim Thompsons: translator, anthologist, editor, publisher. The first Kim Thompson I encountered was Kim the critic, who tended to get lost in the busy shuffle.
Jeet Heer | June 26, 2013
Everybody misunderstands Seth. Popular mythology has pegged the cartoonist as a nostalgist hankering over the lost past. In fact, Seth is a fantastist obsessed not with the world-that-was but rather the world-as-it-might-have-been.
Jeet Heer | June 28, 2012
In 1987, the proposal to bring all of Crumb back into print in a uniform set of books was a radical publishing act which re-contextualized and re-vitalized an already momentous body of work.
Jeet Heer | April 5, 2012
A visit to Iowa with a crowd of cartoonists, publishers and academics.
Jeet Heer | October 19, 2011
From Ice Haven to Mr. Wonderful.
Jeet Heer | June 24, 2011
Some notes that try to tease out a fuller account of Chester’s remarkable “comic-strip memoir.”
Jeet Heer | May 19, 2011
The man who gave comics its memory.
Jeet Heer | April 25, 2011
If we acknowledge that he was the artist who gave permission for Crumb to become Crumb, then it’s clear that Wilson was the central artist of the underground generation.
Jeet Heer | April 22, 2011
Some more notes on race and comics. Although the notes deal with this issue from a variety of angles, one topic that I keep returning to here is the question of black readers of the comic strips.
Jeet Heer | April 7, 2011
Some notes on race and comics which attempt to bring some nuance and complexity to a frustrating debate by bringing some historical facts to the table.
Jeet Heer | March 14, 2011