MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, renaissance man and all time great cartoonist Ben Katchor is not busy enough being a certified G(enius). He also organized the New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium every week in the school year at Parsons, where he teaches. Every week someone from the world of comics or imagery scholarship presents a […]
Here’s Part Two of our annual survey of creators with LOTS of news on tap for what’s coming in 2018. Also a special shout out to Eleanor Davis for being one of the most inspiring people in comics, as you’ll see from the responses below. PS: I nominate MariNaomi’s guilty pleasure as the best […]
§ Nice art: Well actually Why Art?, a new book from the great Eleanor Davis coming out from Fantagraphics next year: What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can […]
§ Nice Art: It was Joltin’ Joe Sinnott’s 91st birthday yesterday! Let us celebrate with some of his own art. Although best known as one of the all time greatest inkers (his work with Jack Kirby a particular standout) Sinott also could draw pretty darn good all by himself! Happy birthday to the best, Joe […]
This was an SPX unlike any previous SPX, as the tumult of the outside world has reached even Camp Comics. But the welcoming spirit of unity and creativity was still there, and strang as ever.
You & a Bike & a Road is an amiable documentation of the kindness of strangers and the general amiability of most people you encounter has cartoonist Eleanor Davis riding a bicycle that her dad made for her from Tucson to her home in Georgia. It’s a reaction to recent bouts of depression, the logic being […]
Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies have announced the winners of the fifth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. In the print category, Eleanor Davis won for Libby’s Dad (Retrofit and Big Planet Comics) which won much praise among people who comment on indie comics. It’s a powerful exploration of the lines of childhood truth and fantasy, reputation, gossip and […]
§ There isn’t too much going on in the world of comis because everyone seems..preoccupied or something. But the very first Fan2Sea cruise just wrapped up with a bunch of comics folks and nerdlebrities stuck on a boat for a few days (lucky) and the reviews are…great. Reilly Brown posted on FB: Finally got home from […]
Our Mother by Luke Howard Comics has become the territory of many examinations of mental health in regard to personal history, and each manifestation of this is going to be as varied as the individuals tackling it. Luke Howard takes an immensely refreshing approach by splitting up the details into various comics of different genres and […]
There’s a fantastic moment early in Libby’s Dad, Eleanor Davies latest comic, in which one of the girls attending a birthday party is wondering why their friend Taylor, who normally hangs out with them, is absent from the party. What follows is a surreal exchange where the other girls whispers hearsay and the girl mistake this gossip as the truth of a wiser, slightly older kid.