Veteran cartoonist Bill Griffith speaks candidly about his new graphic novel on the life of Nancy creator Ernie Bushmiller, and his new comic book tribute to his late wife, Diane Noomin.
Part 1 of a huge two-part feature! John Kelly speaks with the artists who built the Playhouse: Pee-wee’s Playhouse, with all its puppets, gadgets and merchandise. Many unseen images await!
John Kelly didn’t just read Drew Friedman’s new book of portraits, he asked seven of the subjects what they thought of their depictions. Plus: Friedman himself sits down for a new interview.
Owen Kline’s Funny Pages features work from Johnny Ryan, Rick Altergott AND drawings of Shatterstar. What gives? Mark Newgarden has the scoop!
An extraordinary group of artists, friends and admirers has been gathered by John Kelly to pay tribute to the great Justin Green, one of the most influential and powerful storytellers of the underground generation.
The founding comics editor of Nickelodeon Magazine, the first cover artist for Drawn & Quarterly, and a longtime writer for television animation, Anne D. Bernstein travelled many paths, often at the same time. Cartoonists, editors, publishers, historians, musicians – all have gathered here to celebrate her life.
“In the early 20th century eating out was a political act. You’d choose to patronize the cafe or restaurant whose owner and clientele were in tune with your political beliefs: socialism, anarchism, vegetarianism, etc….Today, someone who thinks about the politics of where they choose to eat out will probably starve.”
“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
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.
Some brief entertainments for you from the other guy.