Memorabilia By Sergio Ponchione Fantagraphics Books Italian cartoonist Ponchione has concocted a unique hybrid designed to highlight his own creative strengths while honoring those who have influenced him. Less a story than a meditation, Ponchione chronicles snatches of his working life that involve creating short comics about the comics legends that mean the most to […]
James Romberger and Jim Woodring in conversation – plus a Comic Arts Brooklyn report.
Ironically, Impostor Syndrome almost sounds like something out of an old comic book, but no such luck. It’s defined as a pattern of doubting your accomplishments and having a persistent, internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” Many creatives, in particular, carry the burden of Impostor Syndrome. The doubt the syndrome brings with it […]
A mystery photo has emegred with a scene we’ve all longed to see for years.
French cartoonist Sébastien Samson’s graphic novel about running in the New York Marathon shows the universal language of the graphic novel.
Al Columbia is one of those cartoonist’s cartoonists whose body of work is as unforgettable as it is slim. His history includes a troubled stint as the artist on Alan Moore’s Big Numbers – a stint which ended with Columbia reportedly destroying a bunch of his art for the book. The incident was just part […]
From humble self-made beginnings to big name publishing, Andrew MacLean brings forth an exciting, unique, dark, hilarious epic with the adventure of Norgal, a.k.a. The Head Lopper. I have to say, amidst the usual organized chaos that is the New York Comic Con artist alley, I had a very fun, memorable conversation with MacLean about […]
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 […]
Since 2015 Liana Finck has been a rising star in her role as a New Yorker cartoonist thanks to her singular presentation and sensibility, but also thanks to a boost that most cartoonists never get. Finck was a prominent figure in the documentary Very Semi-Serious, which captured the cartoon department at the magazine just at […]
No matter the context, heroin addiction is an incredibly painful subject. The curse of heroin is that it is not a solitary drug. Everyone who comes into contact with this most potent opioid–from users to their loved ones–is affected in some tangible way. For many, the pain of addiction is translated into shame: shame for […]