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[VIDEO] Interview with Cartoonist Ben Katchor

[VIDEO] Interview with Cartoonist Ben Katchor

CARTOONIST BEN KATCHOR is best known for his weekly comic strip, Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, which he has been writing and drawing since 1988. Katchor has seen his bumbling New York l...

Approaches to Comics

Approaches to Comics

¤ Sara Lautman’s zine series MACROGROAN is available in independent bookstores across the continental US....

Fake Places: The Work of Edie Fake

Fake Places: The Work of Edie Fake

AN OBSERVER glancing quickly around the Bridgeport coffee shop on Chicago’s South Side where we meet to talk could easily overlook comics artist Edie Fake. He is small in frame, with dark hair and a...

Innocent Seamonsters

Innocent Seamonsters

ALONE AMONG HER PEERS, Renee French possesses the disturbing ability to portray the frightening space between reality and the subconscious. As we daydream through her meticulous draftsmanship, odd and...

On Defending Mike Diana

On Defending Mike Diana

MIKE DIANA has become the stuff of lore: on March 29, 1994, a jury in Pinellas County, Florida, found the comics creator guilty of three counts of obscenity. He was sentenced to undergo several punish...

Horn! Reviews "Redeployment"

Horn! Reviews "Redeployment"

¤  Kevin Thomas regularly reviews, in comics form, non-comic books, often for The Rumpus. His first book, a collection of the first three years of these strips, is available from OR Books. ...

America’s Silver Age

America’s Silver Age

FOR OVER 50 YEARS, black-and-white versions of Silver Age Wonder Woman were all we had. The full-impact, late-1950s adventures of America’s favorite superheroine have lain dormant since original pub...

Contemporary Nonfiction Comics from Elsewhere

Contemporary Nonfiction Comics from Elsewhere

NONFICTION COMICS have never really caught on in the United States, a fact that may fill you with wonder. For me, there’s also frustration, because as someone who’s been doing journalism in comics...

The Super Schlemiels

The Super Schlemiels

IT’S THE OLDEST STORY in comic book history: a wild dream transmogrifies into a money-minting machine, and its creator doesn’t get what he/she earned — neither the money nor the recognition. Mo...

The Volcano Lovers: Frank Santoro’s "Pompeii"

The Volcano Lovers: Frank Santoro’s "Pompeii"

FRANK SANTORO is a poet of the passing glimpse and the pivotal instant. His graphic novels do not chronicle sweeping passages of time but crystallize moments: a defining decision, a life-altering inci...