Remembering Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Colleagues, admirers, peers and publishers assemble here to pay tribute to the late Aline Kominsky-Crumb, an icon of the American underground.
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, 1948-2022
An obituary for one of the revelatory talents of autobiographical cartooning, and an icon of the underground era.
Paul Coker Jr., 1929-2022
Andrew Farago presents a heartfelt tribute to Paul Coker Jr., a pro’s pro of comics and animation, with comments by MAD colleagues and prominent admirers alike, and dozens of images spanning his entire career.
Anne D. Bernstein, 1961-2022
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.
Getting Weirdo at the Society of Illustrators
Kim Deitch, Drew Friedman, Glenn Head, John Holmstrom, Mark Newgarden, and Art Spiegelman had a wide-ranging conversation about the 1980s anthology era.
“Everything Was in Season”: Fantagraphics from 1978–1984
An excerpt from We Told You So: Comics as Art, the long-awaited and exhaustive oral history of Fantagraphics Books. This chapter’s topics include the wisdom of Gil Kane and Art Spiegelman and the growth of the Fantagraphics publishing family: Amazing Heroes, Nemo and … comic books
Before Neat Stuff: A Look at Some of Peter Bagge’s Lost Early Work
New York, 1980s — the young Peter Bagge finds his way.
An Interview with Chester Brown
Two masters of the comics medium talk sex, comics, religion, and critics.
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
Bezango, WA: An Interview with Filmmakers Louise Amandes and Ron Austin
Back in 2011, two documentarians set out to make a movie about artists in the Pacific Northwest who make comics. They thought they were making a simple film about a beloved subject and then discovered they were in the middle of a cultural surge.
Short Run Small Press Fest 2013: Mad Stacks (of Zines)
An on the scene report.
The Peter Bagge Interview
In this interview from 1998, Peter Bagge talks about ending the first run of his Hate series, developing it for MTV, buying comics off the Internet, and being able to make a living off of doing comics.
Tributes to Kim Thompson
Memories from David B., Peter Bagge, Mike Catron, Daniel Clowes, Helena G. Harvilicz, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Paul Karasik, Jason T. Miles, Tony Millionaire, Pat Moriarty, Eric Reynolds, Richard Sala, Joe Sacco, Chris Ware, and many others.
“Your Theory Is More Than a Theory”: Zak Sally’s Interview with Peter Bagge (Part Two)
Sally and the creator of Hate talk Bat Boy, politics, Margaret Sanger, internet piracy, making money while making art, and the similarity between selling convention sketches and prostitution.
“Your Theory Is More Than a Theory”: Zak Sally’s Interview with Peter Bagge (Part One)
Zak Sally talks to the creator of Hate about the end of the comic-book format, the rivalry between Weirdo and Raw, the “samey-ness” of modern graphic novels, and the gatekeepers who protect the concept of fine art.
The Aline Kominsky-Crumb Interview
In this interview, autobio underground cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb talks frankly to Peter Bagge: reprinted from TCJ 139 (December 1990).