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Gary Groth interviews this issue’s cover artist Cathy Malkasian (Eartha), the PBS/Nickelodeon animation director (Curious George, The Wild Thornberrys) turned graphic novelist, about her first middle-grade GN, NoBody Likes You, Greta ...

The Comics Journal  307

This issue of the award-winning magazine of comics interviews, news, and criticism focuses on the relationship between animation and comics. Gary Groth interviews this issue’s cover artist Cathy Malkasian (Eartha), the PBS/Nickelodeon animation director (Curious George, The Wild Thornberrys) turned graphic novelist, about her first middle-grade GN, NoBody Likes You, Greta Grump. In addition to this issue’s featured interview with Cathy Malkasian, MLK graphic biographer Ho Che Anderson shares his animation storyboards, and Anya Davidson talks to Sally Cruikshank about how the underground comics movement influenced the latter’s aesthetic in a career that encompasses indie shorts and Flash animation, as well as work for feature film credits and Sesame Street. Other features include: an unpublished Ben Sears (Midnight Gospel) comic, and Jem and the Holograms cartoon creator Christy Marx talks about the behind-the-scenes advantages and disadvantages of both art forms. Plus! Sketchbook art by Vanesa Del Rey (Black Widow), an interview with Amazon warehouse worker-turned-cartoonist Ness Garza, Paul Karasik’s essay on an unseen gem, and much more. For more than 45 years, no magazine has chronicled the continuum of the comic arts with more rigor and passion than The Comics Journal.

The Comics Journal 306

In this issue, Gary Groth interviews Roz Chast, the New Yorker humor cartoonist turned graphic memoirist (Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?). TCJ #306 focuses on the intersections between comics and politics.

The Comics Journal  306

In this issue, Gary Groth interviews Roz Chast, the New Yorker humor cartoonist turned graphic memoirist (Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?). TCJ #306 focuses on the intersections between comics and politics. It includes op-eds on the importance (and lack thereof) of modern political cartooning. Also featured is a meditation on the creator of the Dilbert newspaper comic strip, Scott Adams; a piece about Daisy Scott, the first African American woman political cartoonist; a gallery of underground cartoonist John Pound’s code-generated comics; portraits of mass shooting victims; a selection of Spider-Gwen artist Chris Vision’s sketchbook pages; and other essays and galleries.

The Comics Journal 304

Other features include an exclusive look at the unfinished graphic novel that Eisner and Geisel Award winner Geoffrey Hayes was working on before his untimely death in 2017, a peak inside the lush sketchbook of Sophie Franz, a timely work ...

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The Comics Journal #304 features Gary Groth in conversation with outspoken Tasmanian cartoonist Simon Hanselmann, who discusses how his tragicomedy webcomic starring a witch, a cat, and an owl became an internationally acclaimed, best-selling phenomenon, collected in books such as Megahex and Bad Gateway. This issue also highlights the labor and economics issues facing the medium — the past and future of organizing a comics union, work-for-hire contracts, and how comic conventions can better serve creators — with the Journal’s hallmark candor. Other features include an exclusive look at the unfinished graphic novel that Eisner and Geisel Award winner Geoffrey Hayes was working on before his untimely death in 2017, a peak inside the lush sketchbook of Sophie Franz, a timely work by Brazilian cartoonist Laura Lannes, a reconsideration of the comics canon by Skin Horse cartoonist Shaenon K. Garrity, and more!

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Contains articles and excerpts that provide information on various aspects of the world of cartooning, featuring conversations with artist Tim Sale from the television show "Heroes," cartoonist Josh Simmons, and others.

The Comics Journal

This issue features the definitive interview with Eisner-winning artist Tim Sale, house artist of the Heroes TV series and penciler on such prestige projects as Batman: The Long Halloween, Superman Confidential, Grendel, Spider-Man: Blue, and Daredevil: Yellow. Sale reveals the stories behind his collaborations with comics-writers Jeph Loeb and Darwyn Cooke and TV producer-writer Tim Kring. Also in this issue, Josh Simmons talks about his disturbingly funny mini-comics, the Happy series, the House graphic novel, and the forthcoming book Jessica Farm. Plus: a color gallery of early comics work by Flintstones creator Dan Gordon!

The Comics Journal 305

This issue of the award-winning magazine shines a light on how comics creators are affected by chronic disease, disability, and our nation's health care system.

The Comics Journal  305

This issue of the award-winning magazine shines a light on how comics creators are affected by chronic disease, disability, and our nation's health care system. This issue also features a document that is significant not only in terms of comics history ― but American history, as well. Created by the civil rights organization SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and the Black Panther Party in 1967, this hand-printed zine is a report about a black community in Alabama that attempted to take back their voting rights in their local elections. There is also a profile on cartoonist Kevin Huizenga (Ganges), and much more.

The Comics Journal 302

This comics criticism annual feature career-spanning interviews with Maurice Sendak and Jacques Tardi, a kids' comics roundtable moderated by Art Speigelman, and much more.

The Comics Journal  302

The 2011 edition of the newly formatted 600-plus page Comics Journal proved to be a massive hit, with Comics Journal #302 poised to replicate that success as a vital print compendium of critiques, interviews and comics.The cover feature is an extraordinary and unique interview-portrait of Maurice Sendak, one of the greatest children's book illustrators of the century. Other features include a lengthy interview with French graphic novel pioneer Jaques Tardi. Fans of all types of graphic novel and comics in general will find features that will inform and entertain.

The Comics Journal Special Edition

Discusses the history, popularity, and cultural significance of manga, comics, and cartoons, and presents various comic book collections.

The Comics Journal Special Edition

Discusses the history, popularity, and cultural significance of manga, comics, and cartoons, and presents various comic book collections.

The Comics Journal Library

The definitive Comics Journal interviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix, featuring: Supreme 1960s counterculture/underground artist Robert Crumb on how acid unleashed a flood of Zap characters from his unconscious; Marxist brawler ...

The Comics Journal Library

The definitive Comics Journal interviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix, featuring: Supreme 1960s counterculture/underground artist Robert Crumb on how acid unleashed a flood of Zap characters from his unconscious; Marxist brawler Spain Rodriguez on how he made the transition from the Road Vultures biker gang to the exclusive Zap cartoonists’ club; Yale alumnus Victor Moscoso and Christian surfer Rick Griffin on how their poster-art psychedelia formed the backdrop of the 1960s San Francisco music scene; Savage Id-choreographer S. Clay Wilson on how his dreams insist on being drawn; Painter and Juxtapoz-founder Robert Williams on how Zap #4 led to 150 news-dealer arrests; Fabulous, Furry, Freaky Gilbert Shelton on the importance of research; Church of the Subgenius founder Paul Mavrides on getting a contact high during the notorious Zap jam sessions; and much more. In these career-spanning interviews, the Zap contributors open up about how they came to create a seminal, living work of art.

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Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics, and more!

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Brian K. Vaughan on Y: The Last Man, Lost, Ex Machina and more; Paul Karasik interviews Gipi; John Kerschbaum talks brutality. Should superheroes come out of the closet? Reviews of Zot!, Kirby: King of Comics, and more!

The Comics Journal 303

Be a fly on the wall on cartoon pitch day. Take a stroll through The New Yorker's venerated history of cartooning. Plus essays, galleries and more.

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The only serious, scholarly journal of comics news and criticism: a multiple Harvey, Eisner, Eagle and Utne Award-winning magazine and an essential resource for fans, scholars and librarians since its premiere in 1976.

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The historic magazine about comics, now available to the book trade!

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Our annual Best of the Year issue includes interviews with critics' faves Lynda Barry, Frank Quitely, Dash Shaw, David Hajdu and Mike Luckovich, as well as Best Picks of 2008 from an all-star lineup including Kim Deitch, Anders Nilsen, Emmanuel Guibert, John Porcellino, Mark Newgarden, Johnny Ryan, Paul Karasik and others. Plus, a first look at C. Tyler's upcoming project You'll Never Know, a gallery of comics from Finland's best young talents, and more.

The Comics Journal 298

This anthology of the award winning print magazine and Web site explores a wide range of cartoonists and graphic novelists, and features an interview with Brazilian twins Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, as well as Nicholas Gurewitch on his ...

The Comics Journal  298

This anthology of the award winning print magazine and Web site explores a wide range of cartoonists and graphic novelists, and features an interview with Brazilian twins Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, as well as Nicholas Gurewitch on his upcoming BBC pilot. Original.

The Comics Journal Library

The second and concluding volume of conversations with the creators behind the EC war/horror/science fiction/suspense line brings The Comics Journal’s definitive interviews together with several never-before-published sessions, including ...

The Comics Journal Library

No comics publisher has had a greater impact ― or generated more controversy ― than the immensely influential EC Comics. The second and concluding volume of conversations with the creators behind the EC war/horror/science fiction/suspense line brings The Comics Journal’s definitive interviews together with several never-before-published sessions, including a new interview with the legendary Jack Davis conducted by Gary Groth. It also includes: Publisher Bill Gaines on the origins of the company and his terrifying grilling before the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, editor/writer/artist Al Feldstein on introducing serious science fiction to comics and his interactions with Ray Bradbury. Harvey Kurtzman on bringing realism to war comics with Frontline Combat and subversive satire to humor comics with Mad, the master of chirascuro, Alex Toth, on the aesthetic values that guided him through a career that included drawing for EC and animating Jonny Quest, colorist Marie Severin on the atmosphere of pranks and anarchy that dominated the EC bullpen. Plus, career-spanning interviews with George Evans and Jack Kamen, rare Q&A sessions with formal experimenter Bernard Krigstein and EC writer Colin Dawkins, and a conversation between Jack Davis and award-winning alternative cartoonist Jim Woodring.

The Comics Journal

The original incarnation of The Comics Journal was created in 1976 to champion
the idea that the medium should be evaluated by stricter aesthetic standards than
it generally had been and perceived as true art. The Comics Journal pushed ...

The Comics Journal

The Comics Journal, which is renowned for its in-depth interviews, comics criticism, and thought-provoking editorials, features Gary Groth in frank and often hilarious discussion with the satirist and children’s book author Tomi Ungerer. Ungerer talks about the entire trajectory of his life and career: growing up in France during the Nazi occupation, creating controversial work, and being blacklisted by the American Library Association. This issue, the first in its new twice-a-year format, covers the “new mainstream” in American comics ― how the marketplace and overall perception of the medium has drastically shifted since the “graphic novel boom” of the early 2000s and massive hits like Persepolis, Fun Home, and Smile. It also includes sketchbook pages from French-born cartoonist Antoine Cossé’ an introduction to homoerotic gag cartoons out of the U.S. Navy; and Your Black Friend cartoonist Ben Passmore’s examination of comics and gentrification.

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The historic magazine about comics!

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The historic magazine about comics, now available to the book trade! TheComics Journal is the award-winning print magazine and website exploring thewidest range of cartooning - newspaper strips, alternative and mainstreamgraphic novels, international works, editorial cartoons, webcomics, and muchmore - in the world. TCJ #297: A career-spanning interview with MortWalker, the creator of Beetle Bailey and Hi & Lois. JordanCrane discusses The Clouds Above: comics by the famous 17thcentury caricaturist Thomas K. Rowlandson.

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