Who Will Win? Our Reuben Awards Predictions!

It’s almost time for cartoonists from around the country to convene at the annual meeting of the National Cartoonists Society. To be held… more »

Happy Mother’s Day! A Look at Some Famous Cartoon Moms

This Mother’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the moms (and mother figures) who have been a part of the comics from the medium’s… more »

All in the Family: A Cartooning Roundtable

Just like any other creative industry, cartooning has always had dynasties. Tom Heintjes talks to four creators who followed their cartoonist forebears into… more »

Clash of the Titans: An Interview with the Author of “Slugfest”

In an era when our society is riven by acrimonious and seemingly intractable divisions, we’ve become nostalgic for a more carefree societal division:… more »

The Importance of Being Ernie: An Interview with the Authors of “How to Read Nancy”

You say you’ve read Nancy for years and that you’ve given the strip all the thought it merits (however much you feel that… more »

A Penny for Your Thoughts: A Look at Harry Haenigsen’s “Penny”

One of the archetypal teenager comic strips during the heyday of sock hops and malt shops, Penny was a reflection of its times… more »

The View from On High: Dudley Fisher’s “Right Around Home”

In Right Around Home, readers enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of a fictional all-American neighborhood, an innovative narrative point of view that distinguished the… more »

Fritzi Ritz Before Bushmiller: She’s Come a Long Way, Baby!

Who created Nancy? You’re unlikely to stump any reasonably knowledgeable comics fan with that question. (If you don’t know that the response to… more »

Presarvin’ Freedom: Al Capp, Treasury Man

Unable to serve in the military, Al Capp spearheaded cartoonists’ effort to raise money to fight World War II. Jay Maeder explores their… more »

Four of a Kind: A Cartooning Roundtable

Editor’s note: This interview was originally published in Hogan’s Alley #13. Though the dimensions of a comic-strip artist’s work has diminished over the… more »

Everybody’s Friend: Remembering Stan Lee and Dan DeCarlo’s “My Friend Irma”

You’re not familiar with Irma Peterson? In the ’50s, she was Queen of All Media. Andrew Pepoy examines her comic strip incarnation (Note:… more »

Funny Business: The Rise and Fall of Johnstone and Cushing

Dik Browne ran through the lobby shrieking, his bloody shirt tattered and flapping in his wake. Al Stenzel, art director at Johnstone and… more »

The Johnny Hart Interview

Note: This interview was originally published in Hogan’s Alley #2, 1995. Johnny Hart is the most self-effacing of geniuses. He is the quiet… more »

Westward Ho! The 2017 Reuben Awards Weekend in Pictures

In late May, members of the National Cartoonists Society convened in Portland, Oregon, for the organization’s annual meeting. Awards were given, old friendships… more »

The Deadliest Ads Alive!

With the world grown smaller and the Far East drawn so near, it’s hard to imagine a time when martial arts had an… more »

Alex Raymond’s Last Ride

Stan Drake talks about surviving the fatal car wreck that took Alex Raymond’s life—was it an accident or suicide? By Arlen Schumer The… more »

The Goodbye Girl: The Cathy Guisewite Interview

The comics page wasn’t home to many distinctly female voices in 1976, when Cathy Guisewite’s eponymous strip made its debut. But for the… more »

Who Will Win? Our Fearless Reuben Awards Predictions for 2017!

One weekend each year, cartoonists from across the country (and some from around the world) convene for the National Cartoonists Society’s annual meeting… more »

Web Extras: Hogan’s Alley #21

No matter how many pages an issue of Hogan’s Alley has, it’s never enough! We wanted to share some content that we either… more »

Reigning Cat and Dog: An Interview with MUTTS Creator Patrick McDonnell

Editor’s note: This interview originally appeared in Hogan’s Alley #20. By the time most successful comic strips have turned 20 years old, their… more »

Hogan’s Alley Nabs the Eisner Award at the San Diego Comic-Con!

We are so proud to have won the Eisner Award for Best Comics Periodical at the San Diego Comic-Con! Thanks to everyone who… more »

Tennessee Tuxedos: The 2016 Reuben Awards in Pictures

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“Loud” Out Loud: An Interview with Animator Chris Savino

Every once in a while, if the planets align perfectly, a cartoonist gets to make a deeply felt personal statement in his work… more »

The Statuesque of Liberty

Liberty Meadows creator Frank Cho works overtime to make the comics page safe for his inimitable brand of bombshell. BOB KENNEDY talks to… more »

Ward Kimball’s Final Farewell

One of Walt Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, Ward Kimball was truly a one-of-a-kind talent. Our animation columnist Jim Korkis spoke with Kimball… more »

George Luks: The “Other” Yellow Kid Artist

R.F. Outcault is rightly remembered and revered as the creator of the seminal Yellow Kid, but George Luks created a competing version of… more »

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Happy Father’s Day! A Look at Some Famous Cartoon Dads

This Father’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the dads who have been a part of the comics from the medium’s inception. Of course,… more »

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Who Will Win? Our Reuben Awards Predictions!

It’s almost time for cartoonists from around the country to convene at the annual meeting of the National Cartoonists Society. To be held… more »

Comics History

Happy Mother’s Day! A Look at Some Famous Cartoon Moms

This Mother’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the moms (and mother figures) who have been a part of the comics from the medium’s… more »

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Mondo Bizarro: The Dan Piraro Interview

In today’s culture, nothing breeds imitators like success: The Osbournes begat The Anna Nicole Show, Nirvana spawned a flannel-clad host of grunge bands,… more »

Comics History

Dale Hale and the “Peanuts” Comic Book: The Interview

Peanuts had a distinguished run as a comic book, and Charles Schulz had some exceptional assistance in producing it. Nat Gertler talks to… more »

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Gregor Duncan: Pictures of Life

The Second World War cut millions of lives short. One of its victims was a cartoonist and illustrator whose future appeared assuredly bright,… more »

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All in the Family: A Cartooning Roundtable

Just like any other creative industry, cartooning has always had dynasties. Tom Heintjes talks to four creators who followed their cartoonist forebears into… more »

Comics History

Drawing on History: A Civil War Cartoon

Just as hammering one nail doesn’t make one a carpenter, so the old joke goes, neither does drawing one cartoon qualify one as… more »

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Clash of the Titans: An Interview with the Author of “Slugfest”

In an era when our society is riven by acrimonious and seemingly intractable divisions, we’ve become nostalgic for a more carefree societal division:… more »

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He’s Grrrrreat! The Thurl Ravenscroft Interview

Mark Arnold interviews Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice actor behind Tony the Tiger and many other characters. Note: This interview originally appeared in Hogan’s… more »