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

The glitz! The glamour! The chilling sight of alcohol-based life forms poured into tuxedos! We want to share with you our photo album… more »

“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 »

Web Extras: Hogan’s Alley #20

Hogan’s Alley #20 featured our customary appreciation of cartooning, spanning material from the medium’s formative years to the present. Among other features in… more »

Getting Hy on Comics: A Profile of Hy Eisman

MARK SQUIREK interviews Hy Eisman, the Zelig of the comics Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Hogan’s Alley #15. GHOST ARTISTS SELDOM… more »

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Discusses His Graphic Novel “March”

The following is a recording of a panel held on Aug. 31, 2014, at DragonCon in Atlanta. At that panel, U.S. Rep. John… more »

Flannery O’Connor: Cartoonist

Though hailed as one of America’s most influential post-World War II authors, Flannery O’Connor’s lifelong interest in cartooning has been, at best, only… more »

Swine Connoisseur: The Stephan Pastis Interview

Stephan Pastis—the creator of the bracingly acerbic Pearls Before Swine—talks to Tom Heintjes about lucky breaks, practicing law and why you don’t mess… more »

The Life (and Death?) of Robin: Bob Lubbers’ “Robin Malone”

One day in September 1969, a skinny nine-year-old opened up the local newspaper to the comics page. One strip caught his eye, introducing… more »

Looking Back at the Class of ’34

The Year of the Adventure Strip Has Its Anniversary: Celebrating the Class of 1934 Alumnae Alex Raymond, Milt Caniff, Al Capp and Lee… more »

A Look Back at Jefferson Machamer’s “Gags & Gals”

Comics historian Ron Goulart looks at Jefferson Machamer’s Gags & Gals Sunday feature. Jefferson Machamer was one of the several cartoonists who rose… more »

Web Extras: Hogan’s Alley #19

Even with as much as we packed into Hogan’s Alley #19, we have material that we wanted to share with readers. So here,… more »

Universal Soldier: The Lee Salem Interview

Editor’s note: This interview first appeared in Hogan’s Alley #7, published in 2000. Few have had the vantage point on the comic-strip business… more »

Walt Disney’s First Star: The Virginia Davis Interview

JOHN PROVINCE talks with Virginia Davis, the first star in Walt Disney’s fledgling studio Note: This interview first appeared in Hogan’s Alley #3,… more »

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

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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 »

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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 »

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Russell Johnson and “Mister Oswald”: A Tale of Two Proprietors

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An Interview with C.C. Beck

The following interview is a compilation of a series of interviews I conducted with Charles Clarence Beck in the middle and late 1980s.… more »

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Eisner Wide Open

Will Eisner was a cartooning visionary when the notion seemed preposterous. Now, having produced work that has been published in eight different decades,… more »

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Big Deals: Comics’ Highest-Profile Moments

 A woman dies. A baby is born. A man and a woman wed. Everyday events occurring everywhere and therefore unremarkable. Or so you… more »

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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 »

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Alex Raymond’s Last Ride

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