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.
Remembering a dedicated cartoonist, editor and publisher, responsible for some of the most idiosyncratic and rewarding reprint projects of the last 10 years. Drew Ford died on October 2.
John Kelly takes a look at Brian Doherty’s new history of underground comics – and takes his concerns to the author.
Brian Doherty sits down with a true original of American art, as Barbara “Willy” Mendes discusses underground comics, religious painting, psychedelic music and much more.
Author Brian Doherty’s forthcoming narrative history of underground comix, “Dirty Pictures”, is a big one – so big, an entire chapter had to be deleted for space. Today, we present to you that lost chapter as a standalone reflection on the generation gap (or lack thereof) between the underground cartoonists and their older, straighter inspirations.
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 »