Nick Thorburn is well-known for his work in music, less so for his comics. The Canadian cartoonist is the long-time vocalist for Islands, as well as a number of other music projects, like Human Highway, The Unicorns, Mister Heavenly, Nick Diamonds, and others. His graphic novel debut from Fantagraphics, Penguins, is an allegorical collection of […]
In Bastard, Belgian cartoonist Max de Radigues presents one of the oddest crime partners you can imagine — mother and son. Well, not just mother and son, that’s not in itself odd, I guess, but SWEET mother and son. Devoted mother and son. Mother and son with a great, loving relationship. Oh, also, very young […]
Less a linear story than an intense incantation filtered through a fever dream, Dull Margaret is the work of British actor Jim Broadbent, his debut graphic novel in collaboration with artist Dix, who is best known for his cartoons in the British newspaper The Guardian. In the press materials, Broadbent talks about his influence for the […]
And Krazy Kat… and Carl Barks… and Bill Mauldin…
The most humane creator in cartooning talks about his Comic Con experience, upcoming works, and Limp Bizkit.
It’s been 7 years
Taking the traditional tropes of myths and legends and turning them on their heads, Song of Aglaia has French cartoonist Anne Simon trace the fairy tale life of a water nymph as she finds herself outside the world she was raised in, facing cruelty and working to overcome the darkness of the world. When I say […]
In Gipi’s post-apocalyptic drama Land of the Sons, there’s a moment when a father laments whether he should reveal to his sons that dogs were once prized friends of humans to be cherished and not competitors for resources that you killed for food. The fear is that to reveal such a truth is to […]
A few things for the holiday break.
“I remember the absolute last copy of the first print run, which I sold at Comic-Con. It was to a middle-aged, straight woman who was buying it for her teenage, gay son. She told me that she was getting the book for him because she wanted him to know his history and lineage, and she couldn’t tell that story to him herself. She thanked me for creating the book for the both of them and I promptly burst into tears. Then we hugged it out. It was an incredible moment.”