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The Ineffable Image Inside the Comics of Lynda Barry
As Lynda Barry’s seminal work returns to print in new, lush editions, Robert Petersen casts a look back at the breadth of her career, and the astonishing potency that remains in the creative pursuit of the image.
Trip Report – Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now
Artist and educator Anya Davidson visits a new exhibition of Chicago cartoonists at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, spanning over half a century of history. Features dozens of pictures, an interview with co-curator Dan Nadel, and a visit to an alternative exhibition at the DIY space Gridsport.
Another Look at the East Village Eye
“There was no money. I think we were actually paid in drugs.” — Mark Michaelson, former art director The East Village Eye Lower New York has been the scene for numerous “art movements,” and the decade between the mid-70s and mid-80s sure was one of them, especially for the convergence of comics, “art,” and punk John Kelly | February 15, 2016
The Minicomix Revolution Will Not Be Televised
The revolution will not be televised The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox – Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970) The humble, photocopied minicomic sprang into being in the early 1970s and has become a prime engine of creativity in a vast subculture that today includes thousands of comics creators. This edition… Read more »
Rockin’ in the New Year with The Rocket’s Xmas Covers
Happy Holidays to everyone, whatever it is you celebrate–or not celebrate–this time of the year. In the spirit of the New Year, and in an effort to further explore some historical connections between comics and other forms of popular culture, today we will be focusing on some of the Christmas-time covers done by an extraordinary John Kelly | December 22, 2015
Dan Zettwoch and Rina Ayuyang on The Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry
Two great cartoonists, the creators of Birdseye Bristoe and Whirlwind Wonderland respectively, discuss Lynda Barry’s Freddie Stories.
Alt-Weekly Cartoonists Finally Get Their Day at Society of Illustrators
You didn’t buy an alt-weekly newspaper, much less hold on to it. You picked them up from a pile somewhere, read them or didn’t, and then threw them out. Some of these papers ran comic strips, but many didn’t. Some of these papers just ran comic strips without letting the artists know and didn’t pay them.
Comics Survey: Words, Part II
Ken Parille digs through 60 years of comics and says things about words. He explores a diverse creative cast, from Bill Griffith, Gabrielle Bell, and Julia Gfrörer to Jerry Siegel, John Byrne, and Grant Morrison — with a brief appearance by Otto Binder.
Chicago: Comics on the Make
“Comics: Philosophy & Practice” gathered seventeen luminaries of the medium to discuss what it all means.
Hillary Chute and the Dynamics of Autobiography
Hillary Chute’s Graphic Women examines autobiographical comics through a literary lens; and yet how to reckon with the mysterious “Judith Forest”‘s performative “autobiographies?”
The Lynda Barry Interview
Reprinted from TCJ #132 (November 1989); conducted by Thom Powers.