Henry Chamberlain | September 27, 2022
Massimo Mattioli‘s Squeak the Mouse is an excellent comic; transgressive to the point of sparking litigation. But what does it mean to be ‘transgressive’ today? To be sold as such? It’s one thing to get the joke… but who is it on?
Two decades ago, John Kelly talked to Tony Millionaire at a bar about drinking and making comics. Now, the two speak again, about comics, Saturday Night Live, Adult Swim, Patreon, making comics…and getting sober.
R. Kikuo Johnson and James Romberger discuss Johnson’s new graphic novel No One Else, his illustrations for The New Yorker, what he redrew for the new edition of his book The Night Fisher, and why he’s sticking with comics.
Lane Milburn’s newest graphic novel Lure sees the cartoonist making a departure from his previous work. In this conversation, he goes into how those changes came to be, the different kinds of non-comics work he takes on to support himself, and the dark business of “graphic recording”.
A profile of Ben Sears, author of the new kid superhero graphic novel Young Shadow – an all-ages comic with a healthy distrust of authority.
We’re living through a Golden Age of Spain Rodriguez, so it’s time for Paul to catch us up on the recent reprints and biographical work (including a documentary) on the motorcycle riding Marxist radical who never stopped creating.
Check out a 10 page excerpt from the Fantagraphics collection of B.K. Taylor’s comics, I Think He’s Crazy, and ask yourself: do you agree?
I don’t remember when I met Bill Schelly, but it may have been as late as 2006, when he pitched the idea of a Joe Kubert biography to me. It may have been earlier—and we may have corresponded briefly in the 1970s, as two teen-age comics fans putting out fanzines—but if we did, it would’ve… Read more »