Chris Ware and the Unassuming Power of the Graphic Novel Form
An examination of the particular traits Chris Ware brings to graphic novels – or should we say “story drawings”?
Comics / Collage / Appropriation
Kim Jooha takes a look at collage/appropriation and the various ways in which those techniques have been used in fine art and comics.
Gross Prophets: Pete Maresca on Milt Gross and Sunday Press
Paul catches up with friend, collaborator and comics historian Pete Maresca on his latest publication via Sunday Press: Gross Exaggerations: The Meshuga Comic Strips of Milt Gross. No subject is out of bounds!
A Dialectic Approach to Comics Form
How many of the most fundamental formal aspects of comics constitute dialectical relationships.
Getting the Goat Getters: A Conversation with Eddie Campbell
The great cartoonist and idiosyncratic historian Eddie Campbell discusses what he considers the misunderstood true origins of the comic strip.
Anything But Reality
How both George Herriman’s final Krazy Kat strips and the overpacked silliness of Mort Weisinger’s Silver Age Superman illustrate the true power of cartoon storytelling.
A grand drawing for Hal Roach, discovered during research for George Herriman’s biography Krazy, reveals the deep friendship between the famed movie producer and his resident cartoonist.
A “Konversation” with George Herriman’s Biographer, Michael Tisserand (Part Two)
If one is going to spend ten years on a single subject, George Herriman is a good one.
A “Konversation” with George Herriman’s Biographer, Michael Tisserand (Part One)
“Herriman was talking about race and identity — as profoundly as anyone has, in my opinion — but I never see that as his big “Topic.” It was just part of his world, and the world he created, even if others were slow to recognize it.” -Michael Tisserand The first time I saw Michael… Read more »
THIS (THESE) (PAST) WEEK(S) IN COMICS! (1/2/13 – All of you remain trapped here with me.)
That sure is a lot of comics piled up. Only the snowbound would have time to read ’em all. And only the snow plow could afford ’em. Provided he or she is charging by the flake.
Art Comics and No Fooling
They send ’em, I review ’em. Eventually.