NEWS
Illuminate the Main Streets – This Week’s Links
Clark Burscough | June 24, 2022
TIM SALE
The Tim Sale Interview
Joseph McCabe | June 24, 2022
MANGA
Drawing American Comics the Marvel Way
Natsume Fusanosuke | June 23, 2022
TIM SALE
Tim Sale, 1956-2022
Joseph McCabe | June 22, 2022
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NEWS
Illuminate the Main Streets – This Week’s Links
Save us, news! Throw your light down the halls of ignorance! If I am not linked I have only these walls! Ah! News!
Clark Burscough | June 24, 2022
TIM SALE
The Tim Sale Interview
In this 2008 interview from TCJ #291, Joseph McCabe talked to Tim Sale about the latter’s art for Batman: The Long Halloween, drawing the Marvel “Color” series (although he’s colorblind), providing drawings for the TV show Heroes and more.
Joseph McCabe | June 24, 2022
MANGA
Drawing American Comics the Marvel Way
You may know Natsume Fusanosuke the writer, but how about Natsume Fusanosuke the artist? In this new translation of segments from a 1993 book, Natsume recalls an encounter with that classic American text, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way… and then he draws the Marvel Way.
Natsume Fusanosuke | June 23, 2022
TIM SALE
Tim Sale, 1956-2022
Remembering one of the defining artists of prestige superhero comics from the last 30 years, an intelligent and vivid stylist who rendered age-old characters with rare warmth. Tim Sale died on June 16.
Joseph McCabe | June 22, 2022
HARE TONIC
Celebrating a Half Century of Doonesbury
Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury is approaching its 52nd birthday this year, and R.C. Harvey is your guide to the origins of this American institution.
R.C. Harvey | June 21, 2022
AUDRA STANG
“I Feel Like I’m Chasing The Thing I See In My Mind”: An Interview with Audra Stang
Andrew Neal chats online with Audra Stang, the author of slice-of-life ensemble stories that span decades in the lives of working class youths. What are the thought processes behind detailing the many characters in The Audra Show and Star Valley Stories? You’ll find out here!
Andrew Neal | June 20, 2022
A Rite Against Cryptoart
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NEWS
Followers Of Worth And Knowledge – This Week’s Links
Waking up in a pool of sweat and one word glistens in the thick, humid air: NEWSLINKS.
Clark Burscough | June 17, 2022
GARY PANTER
This Thing Without Teeth
A perspective on Crashpad, Gary Panter’s evocation of the underground era, from somebody who was there.
Bob Levin | June 16, 2022
MELANIE GILLMAN
Two By Melanie Gillman: As the Crow Flies and Stage Dreams
Pairing vast natural vistas with LGBTQ characters often denied their own presence in those places, artist Melanie Gillman has become a standout talent in YA webcomics and graphic novels. Tasha Lowe-Newsome examines two of their works.
Tasha Lowe-Newsome | June 15, 2022
FREAK COMICS COLLECTIVE
“Comics For Fun And Comics For Love And Comics To Be Funny!”: The Freak Interview
RJ Casey is back with a freewheeling chat starring the California Bay Area’s Freak Comics, a trio of young artists pursuing their own visions of art in an inclusive group setting. PLUS: See a man’s skin cut right off his body!
RJ Casey | June 13, 2022
NEWS
Flunkin’ And Bunkin’ School – This Week’s Links
What if… I GOT TIRED OF NEWS. I drop to the floor. But then I hear your claps, your cheers… I rise to my feet… one hand to my ear…
Clark Burscough | June 10, 2022
NEWS
A Brief Interview With United Workers of Seven Seas
Ian Thomas offers this brief chat with United Workers of Seven Seas, a group of workers endeavoring to unionize the popular manga-in-English publisher.
Ian Thomas | June 10, 2022
Blood and Thunder: Harvey Pekar and R. Fiore
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KYO MACHIKO
The Enigmatic, The Essential… Kyo Machiko
Manga artist Kyo Machiko is a true 21st century talent, moving fluidly from social media cartooning to traditional magazine serialization. Now, in the era of COVID, she has begun a series of bilingual books depicting the mysteries of the everyday. Matthew Hill presents an interview with the artist, followed by excerpts from her newest book, Essential My #stayhome Diary 2021-2022.
Matthew Hill | June 9, 2022
JUSTIN GREEN
Remembering Justin Green
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.
John Kelly | June 8, 2022
ANGELA BOCAGE
“Bring Your Artistic Perceptions To Any Subject, Whether Political Or Not”: Speaking with Angela Bocage
Angela Bocage is a longtime artist and editor for underground and alternative era comics, including the epochal Wimmen’s Comix and Real Girl, one of the most dynamic sex-positive anthologies of the 1990s. Here she sits down with Edward Dorey to discuss her long and varied journey.
Edward Dorey | June 6, 2022
NEWS
Putting Out The Fire With Gasoline – This Week’s Links
It’s vacation season! For you, NOT for the links. Get ready to pour this smoothie of blended information directly into your brain.
Clark Burscough | June 3, 2022
NEAL ADAMS
The 1974 Neal Adams interview
In this pre-Journal Word Balloons fanzine interview, Neal Adams talks to Martin Pasko about drawing character expression, the Marvel method, and his take on artists such as Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Joe Kubert.
The Editors | June 3, 2022
Crawling from the Wreckage – Judge Dredd at 45
In which Tom Shapira examines the long-lived UK action strip, and its increasing fascination with its own history, through two recent stories written by its co-creator, John Wagner.
Tom Shapira | June 2, 2022
DEREK M. BALLARD
“These are Modern American Family Comics”: The Derek M. Ballard Interview
TCJ | November 29, 2021
GIACOMO NANNI
Giacomo Nanni: Narrator of All
Starting the month off right, Matteo Gaspari debuts a new series of in-depth articles about contemporary Italian cartoonists who deserve greater recognition, both in Italy and abroad. First up: Giacomo Nanni, who gives narrating life to trees, cats, earthquakes and more.
Matteo Gaspari | June 1, 2022
Giving Comics a Middle Grade: Investigating Children’s Comics Made for the Book Market
Not one interview but three, as Brian Nicholson investigates the wide world of middle school graphic novels. A publisher, an artist and a librarian sit down with Brian to discuss this booming area of commercial comics.
Brian Nicholson | May 31, 2022
NEWS
Suburban Trees, Suburban Speed – This Week’s Links
Further brief relief from the mind’s ache of the everyday.
Clark Burscough | May 27, 2022
A CARTOONIST’S DIARY
André Valente: Day Five
André Valente hits the street of Angoulême during the weeks of the year when it isn’t packed full of comics to see what kind of memories he can track down. (The answer is quite a few!)
André Valente | May 27, 2022
NEAL ADAMS
The 1978 Neal Adams interview
In this 1978 interview from TCJ #43 (December 1978), Neal Adams talks to Gary Groth about Superman-Ali, art v propaganda, deadlines and more.
Gary Groth | May 27, 2022
Liana Finck’s Skeptical Mythologizing
Andrew Field returns to examine the works of Liana Finck: the Jewishness of her work, and the interplay between the literary and comic, in a tradition that extends far back in time.
Andrew Field | May 26, 2022
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