Tom Inge and What He Did
Charles Hatfield remembers one of the giants of the academic study of comics – M. Thomas Inge (1936-2021), author of Comics as Culture, and a crucial guiding force for generations of scholars.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Otaku – Frank Miller and Ronin
Revisiting the Frank Miller/Lynn Varley epic of the early ’80s as a story of fanboy dreams – embraced, defied, and deified.
David Anthony Kraft, 1952-2021
We look back at the life and career of comics writer, fan, journalist, interviewer, historian & publisher, David Anthony Kraft.
I Like Crap
Disposable lives amidst a disposable culture in a disposable comic – Austin Price tackles the world of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man, a boys’ manga not unlike many other boys’ manga, and many other disposable things. Yet there is something about the buzz of the motor on this thing…
Can’t Stop / Won’t Stop – Geof Darrow and The Shaolin Cowboy
Diving deep into the swirling blood and sweat of Geof Darrow’s 21st Century action comic, which satirizes the present while drawing from the past.
Eleanor Davis On Patrick Dean’s Eddie’s Week
In another installment of Cartoonist X Cartoonist, Eleanor Davis takes a look at Patrick Dean’s Eddie’s Week, his recent sketchbook drawings and how ALS has changed his life.
Alterations & Alloys: CF at Anthology
Matt’s here to report back on the welcome return of the massively influential (but still under-discussed) CF, whose latest work from Anthology shows an artist still operating at full power.
Vintage, Third-Wave, Retro Sexy: An Interview And Review of Carta Monir’s Napkin
Jean M. Hodges takes a look at Carta Monir’s comment card zine Napkin, talks to the artist about sex, and talks about how creators can take control of their story, their identity–and how pleasurable that experience can be.