Dope Rider: A Fistful of Delirium
The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History
Ten Speed Press
“Systemic Change Is What Really Matters”: An Interview with Bill Campbell
Publisher, editor and writer Bill Campbell talks with Ian Thomas about his new graphic novel with Bizhan Khodabandeh,The Day The Klan Came To Town, the historical riot that inspired it, the unfortunate yet obvious parallels to today’s white supremacy, and the future of his own Rosarium Publishing.
“I’m Trying To Capture That Certain Energy”: Eddie Raymond, on Working with Strangers
Sitting down with the founder of Strangers, one of a prominent new wave of zine editors with a hand in small-press comics publishing and distribution.
“I Felt An Urgency The Publishing Industry Did Not Share”: Michael Mark Cohen and Cartooning Capitalism
When he couldn’t find a publisher for the radical cartoons of the early 20th Century, Michael Mark Cohen took to the internet. The result, Cartooning Capitalism, remains a one-stop history and engagement lesson in the power of cartooning, and the power that cartooning depicts.
“What Might Be Just Out Of Frame?”: An Interview With Arik Roper
The influential artist and image-maker intent on expanding the popular interpretation of what “fantasy” implies catches us up on how he went from SVA to Dopesmoker, from MTV to psychedelia, and what he’s got planned for the future.
“We Are All Living In Finite Bodies”: A Conversation About Graphic Medicine
Ian Thomas talks with MK Czerwiec (the ComicNurse) about the growing passion the medical field has for comics, and how the popular website Graphic Medicine has expanded its focus over the last few years to encompass that growth–as well as how the project began!
“You Have To Be Willing To Take The Chance That It’s Going To Suck”: An Interview With Rory Blank
Rory Blank talks with Ian Thomas about relying on a habit of daily production, surviving a job in content moderation intact, and what time he gets up now that the choice is up to him.
“To Me That’s Just Fetishization”: An Interview With JB Roe
Cartoonist and podcaster JB Roe catches us up on how Deathlok and the TMNT got him started with comics, how risographs and the small press have kept him going, and why he’s not concerned about blowback for expressing his opinions on Gutter Boys.
“Let Them Do The Heavy Lifting”: An Interview With Aubrey Sitterson
Aubrey Sitterson talks to Ian Thomas about why doing a good job was actually doing the job badly during his time with the Big Two, why his newest project is going the Kickstarter route, and what the thinks it would take for comics creators to take the power in their own field.
“We Own The Means Of Production”: A Conversation With Radix Media
Ian Thomas speaks with Sarah Lopez, Lantz Arroyo & Meher Manda about Radix Media, the Brooklyn-based, worker-owned printshop and publisher as they expand their output to include graphic novels, and explain how to make art without hewing to traditional capitalist business models.
“I Joke That For An Extreme Over-sharer, People Don’t Know Anything About Me Or My Life.”: An Interview with JB Brager
JB Brager’s comics and zine work challenges, educates and inspires, often in equal measure. In this conversation with Ian Thomas, they talk about their earliest inspirations, the responsibilities that come with teaching and what they’ve got planned for the future.
“As Far As Career Goes, It Was One Option”: The Tom Scioli Interview
Ian Thomas speaks to Tom Scioli about the entirety of his comics career (so far), how he decides which projects he’ll tackle, how he feels about being “the Kirby guy” after all these years.
Jim Rugg Interview
Longtime cartoonist (and well-regarded bin diver) Jim Rugg catches up with Ian Thomas about his popular Youtube channel, his recent Kickstarter project, and what he’s talking about when he throws around the word “outlaw”.